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Kitano Takeshi

Author: Aaron Andrew Gerow
Publisher: London : British Film Institute, 2007.
Series: World directors series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The award-winning art film Hana-Bi, the stoic gangster elegy Sonatine, the surfer romance A Scene at the Sea, the absurdist comedy Getting Any?, the entertainment samurai spectacle Zatoichi-very different films made under one name Kitano Takeshi. Who is this varied and sometimes elusive Kitano Takeshi? What relationship does he have to Beat Takeshi, the name he also uses as an actor and immensely popular media  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Bīto Takeshi; Bīto Takeshi.; Takeshi Bīto; Takeshi Kitano; Bito Takeshi; Takeshi Bīto
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron Andrew Gerow
ISBN: 9781844571659 1844571653 9781844571666 1844571661
OCLC Number: 181895077
Description: 264 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introducing two Takeshis --
Part I. Kitano Takeshi : the auteur --
Part II. Another Kitano Takeshi : the films --
Violent cop --
Boiling point --
A scene at the sea --
Sonatine --
Getting any? --
Kids return --
Hana-Bi --
Kikujiro --
Brother --
Dolls --
Zatoichi --
Takeshis' conclusion.
Series Title: World directors series.
Responsibility: Aaron Gerow.


Combining a detailed account of the situation in Japanese film and criticism with unique close analyses of Kitano's films from Violent Cop to Takeshis, the author relates the director to issues of  Read more...
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Publisher Synopsis The long-awaited publication of Kitano Takeshi, the first book-length study of the director's complete work, goes quite a ways to answering the Read more...

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