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A Politics of Excess:: Violence and Violation in Miike Takashi’s Audition

Robert Hyland

in Horror to the Extreme: Changing Boundaries in Asian Cinema

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099722
eISBN:
9789882207028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099722.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the origins of extreme cinema as a politicized cinema, which uses an extreme aesthetic as a single aspect of its radical politics. It also examines the violence in Miike ... More


Miike Takashi: Welcome to the Dark Side

Kate E. Taylor-Jones

in Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165853
eISBN:
9780231850445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165853.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Japanese director Miike Takashi. For many, Miike's work personifies what they consider to be Japanese contemporary cinema: very violent, stylistic, and highly transgressive. ... More


Corbucci Unchained: Miike, Tarantino and the Postmodern Discursivity of Exploitation Cinema

Mikel J. Koven

in Spaghetti Westerns at the Crossroads: Studies in Relocation, Transition and Appropriation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748695454
eISBN:
9781474421942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695454.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores both Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained and Miike Takashi's Sukiyaki Western Django (2007) as they reference the Spaghetti Westerns, specifically the films of Sergio Corbucci. ... More


Yakuza Cinema

Adam Bingham

in Contemporary Japanese Cinema Since Hana-Bi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748683734
eISBN:
9781474412162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683734.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers recent developments in yakuza cinema. It places important films by Miike Takashi, Kitano Takeshi, Aoyama Shinji and Mochizuki Rokuro in the context of this pervasive Japanese ... More


Jidai-geki and Chambara: The Samurai Onscreen

Adam Bingham

in Contemporary Japanese Cinema Since Hana-Bi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748683734
eISBN:
9781474412162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683734.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses several prominent jidai-geki/samurai films and considers the extent to which they can be conceptualized as films that investigate and problematise cinematic historicity - how ... More


Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers

Kate Taylor-Jones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165853
eISBN:
9780231850445
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165853.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book provides a comprehensive, scholarly examination of the historical background, films, and careers of selected Korean and Japanese film directors. It examines eight directors: Fukasaku Kinji, ... More


Film Analysis: Visitor Q Visitor Q ビジターQ

Kate E. Taylor-Jones

in Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165853
eISBN:
9780231850445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165853.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes Miike Takashi's film Visitor Q (Bijitā Kyū, 2001), which sees a stranger integrate himself into a family's life and acts as a surreal catalyst to bring the family back together. ... More


Postmodernism and Magic Realism in Contemporary Japanese Cinema

Adam Bingham

in Contemporary Japanese Cinema Since Hana-Bi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748683734
eISBN:
9781474412162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683734.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter addresses a comparatively recent phenomenon in Japanese cinema – namely magic realism – and argues that this amorphous artistic and cultural mode can best be understood through recourse ... More


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