Revealed to the world with the shocking Audition, Takashi Miike has directed over 50 films in the space of 11 years. Films like Dead or Alive, The City of Lost. Fully revised and updated edition of the bestselling guide to Japan’s most prolific and successful film director Takashi Miike. This third pressing ofAgitator. : Agitator: The Cinema Of Takashi Miike () by Tom Mes and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books.

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The film is set at the end of the sixties and portrays a couple of months in the life a year-old boy, without all the phoney rites-of-passage bullshit. His movies were so full of guts, so full of invention and just pure joy, they really impressed me deeply. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

It’s not everyday you find a thorough, well-written book on any filmmaker, especially not divisive cult-horror directors, so these books are a rare treat. The book closes with a lengthy interview with the director in for the revised edition.

Agitator: The Cinema of Takashi Miike

Dave rated it it was ok Jan 16, My library Help Advanced Book Search. Then when I saw Audition a few days later, there was no way back. Themes in the work of Takashi Miike.


What is your favourite Takashi Miike film, and why? Tom Mes’ dense study of Miike ends up being too much of a good thing. Afterword by Shinya Tsukamoto “The first book to be published about Japan’s bad-boy helmer is a delight. At the same time he’s entirely devoid of pretension. He’s a very calm, friendly, down-to-earth person, who is a great conversationalist with an intriguing, almost philosophical outlook on life and his own work.

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For anyone who has ever tried explaining the agitatoe of Takeshi Miike’s films to someone who hasn’t seen any of them, I understand if you wondered: Aug 10, Pete rated it really liked it. Other editions – View all Agitator: He is the founder and editor of MidnightEye. Account Options Sign in. Christopher rated it it was amazing Aug 10, Makoto ShinozakiShinya Tsukamoto.

It’s extremely funny and sad and violent all at the same time, and it borders on criminal that this film isn’t available to a wider audience. Still, it’s clear that Mes is passionate about Miike’s films, takasbi this is still an invaluable resource.

It’s called Kishiwada Shonen Gurentai – Bokyo, which translates roughly as ‘Boy hooligans from Kishiwada – nostalgia’. From inside the book.

Agitator: the cinema of Takashi Miike – Tom Mes, Shinʼya Tsukamoto – Google Books

No eBook available Amazon. This book is illustrated with hundreds of pictures, including rare photographs from the director’s private collection. But still the most in-depth and thorough look at Takashi Miike and his films that you will find anywhere, well worth the money if you are a fan!


When did you make the decision to write a book about Miike? Return to Book Page. An essential purchase for anyone wanting to know where cinema is heading in the 21st century” —Pete Tombs, Author of Mondo Macabro. David Drake rated it really liked it Dec 26, Watching those, I started to notice all these takashk consistent themes and motifs in his work.

If I’m truthful, the book Mes wrote on Shinya Tsukamoto was better and more balanced. Katy rated it liked it Dec 08, Written by Midnight Eye’s very own Tom Mes, with full cooperation from Takashi Miike himself, it details the entire body of work of this highly prolific filmmaker, whose films are provocative but also remarkably consistent.

I have two absolute favourites. And what were your first impressions of the filmmaker’s work?