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Beat Takeshi vs. Takeshi Kitano

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ISBN-10: 1885030401

ISBN-13: 9781885030405

Edition: N/A

Authors: Casio Abe, William Gardner, Daisuke Miyao, Takeo Hori, Lawrence Chua

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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 honors, including the Grand Prix for "Hanabi [Fireworks] at the Venice Flim Festival. Now, the long-awaited "Beat Takeshi vs. Takeshi Kitano offers a collection of essays on the internationally acclaimed film director by Casio Abe. Despite his…    
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Book details

List price: $22.50
Publisher: Muae Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/2/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 7.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Beat Takeshi vs. Takeshi Kitano
Television is only the modern age
Violent cop double suicide
A theory of baseball with anti-suicide contraption attached
The quietest ocean, after death
A sonatina thrice repeated, ending in death
A double-header : "spirit vs. body" and "performer vs. art"
Finally, transcending "beat Takeshi"
The long journey of the melancholy king : Beat Takeshi vs. Takeshi Kitano today
Getting any? : original rhythm
Kids return : a "screenwriter's movie" enacted in the realm of cruelty
Fireworks : the beautiful waning of being
Kikujiro : the "space of motion" of the "little God" and the Yakuza
Brother : America is empty
Dolls : a human machine's performance of "remorse"
Translator's afterword