The Cinema of Takeshi Kitano: Flowering Blood

The Cinema of Takeshi Kitano: Flowering Blood

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by Sean Redmond
     
 

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The Cinema of Takeshi Kitano: Flowering Blood is a detailed aesthetic, Deleuzian, and phenomenological exploration of Japan's finest currently-working film director, performer, and celebrity. The volume uniquely explores Kitano's oeuvre through the tropes of stillness and movement, becoming animal, melancholy and loss, intensity, schizophrenia, and

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The Cinema of Takeshi Kitano: Flowering Blood is a detailed aesthetic, Deleuzian, and phenomenological exploration of Japan's finest currently-working film director, performer, and celebrity. The volume uniquely explores Kitano's oeuvre through the tropes of stillness and movement, becoming animal, melancholy and loss, intensity, schizophrenia, and radical alterity; and through the aesthetic temperatures of color, light, camera movement, performance and urban and oceanic space. In this highly original monograph, all of Kitano's films are given due consideration, including A Scene at the Sea (1991), Sonatine (1993), Dolls (2002), and Outrage (2010).

Editorial Reviews

Isolde Standish
An imaginatively written self-reflexive academic's journey through the films of Kitano Takeshi.

Jasper Sharp
A bold and provocative attempt at pinning down this most mercurial and misunderstood of Japanese directors.

Senses of Cinema - Wendy Haslem
The depth of engagement with the films and the director within The Cinema of Takeshi Kitano ensures a complex reading of Kitano's cinema... An excellent book for anyone interested in Japanese culture, screen media and theory. More than this, The Cinema of Takeshi Kitano... is (like Kitano's cinema) an evocative and powerful contribution to film culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231163323
Publisher:
Wallflower Press
Publication date:
03/19/2013
Series:
Directors' Cuts Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Sean Redmond is Associate Professor of Media and Communication at Deakin University, Australia. He is the editor of Liquid Metal: The Science Fiction Film Reader (2005), and co-editor of Hollywood Transgressor: the Cinema of Kathryn Bigelow (2004), Framing Celebrity: New Directions in Celebrity Culture (2006), The Stardom and Celebrity Reader (2008), and The Star and Celebrity Confessional (2011). He is also the editor of the journal Celebrity Studies.

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