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Beat Takeshi Vs. Takeshi Kitano - Casio Abe

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Called "the world's most original action auteur" by the Village Voice, Takeshi Kitano is already legendary in Japan, where he is known both for his inventive films and for his legendarily caustic alter ego, comedian Beat Takeshi. In the United States, his stylishly noir aesthetic has both influenced and been admired by such directors as Martin Scorcese and Quentin Tarantino. His emotionally intense yet lyrical films have won him worldwide acclaim and honours, including the Grand Prix for Hanabi (Fireworks) at the Venice Film Festival. This book offers a collection of essays on the internationally acclaimed film director by Casio Abe. Despite his impact on contemporary cinema, very little critical work on Kitano's films exists in the United States. Abe's book, originally published in Japan, combines a detailed look at Kitano's filmography with an incisive critique of the consumerist culture which Kitano's films play against. This translation of Abe's writings on Kitano has been updated with articles that discuss Kitano's more recent releases, up to and including Dolls (2002), as well as extensive appendices and footnotes. Abe is one of Japan's preeminent cultural critics, and his book gives a rare and insightful look into the workings of one of the largest media cultures in the world. Beat Takeshi vs. Takeshi Kitano is the first volume in Kaya's Wicked Radiance series, which examines the work of a new wave of Asian filmmakers who are reshaping contemporary cinema.

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Author(s):
Casio Abe
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
19 x 15 cm
Edition:
2004 Edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1885030401
ISBN-13:
9781885030405
Number of pages:
288
Publisher:
Kaya Production,U.S.
Title:
Beat Takeshi Vs. Takeshi Kitano

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Called "the world's most original action auteur" by the Village Voice, Takeshi Kitano is already legendary in Japan, where he is known both for his inventive films and for his legendarily caustic alter ego, comedian Beat Takeshi. In the United States, his stylishly noir aesthetic has both influenced and been admired by such directors as Martin Scorcese and Quentin Tarantino. His emotionally intense yet lyrical films have won him worldwide acclaim and honours, including the Grand Prix for Hanabi (Fireworks) at the Venice Film Festival. This book offers a collection of essays on the internationally acclaimed film director by Casio Abe. Despite his impact on contemporary cinema, very little critical work on Kitano's films exists in the United States. Abe's book, originally published in Japan, combines a detailed look at Kitano's filmography with an incisive critique of the consumerist culture which Kitano's films play against. This translation of Abe's writings on Kitano has been updated with articles that discuss Kitano's more recent releases, up to and including Dolls (2002), as well as extensive appendices and footnotes. Abe is one of Japan's preeminent cultural critics, and his book gives a rare and insightful look into the workings of one of the largest media cultures in the world. Beat Takeshi vs. Takeshi Kitano is the first volume in Kaya's Wicked Radiance series, which examines the work of a new wave of Asian filmmakers who are reshaping contemporary cinema.

Author(s):
Casio Abe
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
19 x 15 cm
Edition:
2004 Edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1885030401
ISBN-13:
9781885030405
Number of pages:
288
Publisher:
Kaya Production,U.S.
Title:
Beat Takeshi Vs. Takeshi Kitano

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