The Cinema of Takeshi Kitano: Flowering Blood (Directors' Cuts)

By Sean Redmond

The Cinema of Takeshi Kitano: Flowering Blood is a close aesthetic, Deleuzian, and phenomenological exploration of Japan's best currently-working movie director, performer, and famous person. the quantity uniquely explores Kitano's oeuvre during the tropes of stillness and circulation, turning into animal, depression and loss, depth, schizophrenia, and radical alterity; and during the classy temperatures of colour, gentle, digicam circulation, functionality and concrete and oceanic area. during this hugely unique monograph, all of Kitano's movies are given due attention, together with A Scene on the Sea (1991), Sonatine (1993), Dolls (2002), and Outrage (2010).

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Paper) ISBN 978-0-231-16333-0 (pbk. : alk. paper) ISBN 978-0-231-85023-0 (e-book) sequence layout by means of Rob Bowden layout conceal snapshot of Takeshi Kitano courtesy of Sony photographs Classics/The Kobal assortment/ Kumagai, Tsuranuku Columbia college Press books are published on everlasting and sturdy acid-free paper. This publication is outlined on paper with recycled content material. revealed within the us of a c 10 nine eight 7 6 five four three 2 1 p 10 nine eight 7 6 five four three 2 1 Kitano_pages. indb four 19/12/12 22:15:29 c ontents Acknowledgements advent: turning into misplaced in Tokyo 1 Time, house and no matter what 2 Flowering Blood three extreme Alterity four Starring Kitanos five this can be the ocean end: status outdoors workplace Kitano ninety eight Postscript: I Welcome the ache of it Already 103 Filmography Bibliography Index 119 vii 1 sixteen 37 fifty seven seventy two 86 109 113 v Kitano_pages. indb five 19/12/12 22:15:29 Kitano_pages. indb 6 19/12/12 22:15:29 a c ok n o w l e d g e m e n t s New rules and moments of suggestion emerge within the unlikeliest of areas, on the very unlikely of occasions. i've been stuck by way of a revelation, discovered the perfect query, or the analytical option to whatever that were confusing me for weeks, at the night educate, after a foul dream, on the playground with the children, or whereas chilling out in entrance of the tv. My top paintings although is often shaped in and round the tremendous study being conducted by means of my scholars; their rules, freshness and starvation to discover a fashion out of a blind alley, is simply the burst of power i have to borrow on a Kitano blue day. specifically, whereas scripting this publication, Dick Whyte, Bran Gnanalingam, Allison Maplesden, Torben Antonsen, Kendra Marston, Brady Hammond, James Morris, Amber Johnson and Mark Ellsworth have been all really priceless to the traveling I undertook. thanks. this can be the ocean. for Josh, Caitlin, Erin, Dylan and Cael vii Kitano_pages. indb 7 19/12/12 22:15:29 Kitano_pages. indb eight 19/12/12 22:15:29 INTRODUCTION changing into misplaced in Tokyo i'll commence this monograph when it comes to a detour of types: the tale of my changing into misplaced at the streets of Tokyo, a cine pilgrim looking for Takeshi Kitano. i'm going to outline the cineaste pilgrim because the movie fan that is going looking for the artwork and artist they so much respect and who has left an enigma or legacy of a few sort for them to find. The cineaste pilgrim can also be captivated via a ‘purer’ phenomenological wish to locate experiential fact within the nice paintings, artist or famous person they pass looking for. The cineaste pilgrim who trips to the East, despite the fact that, is arguably a culturally or ideologically heightened instance of this awe-struck travelogue for the reason that their trip is quickly hooked up to matters and questions of Otherness, Orientalism and stranger fetishism. my very own wish to write approximately Kitano, to trip to Tokyo to discover him, is put inside of this sea of troubling contexts. during this advent I ask the questions: Why Kitano? Why me? I position my very own (Western) subjectivity centre level.

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