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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Benji rated it it was amazing Mar 23, No eBook available Amazon. Paul Agusta rated it really liked it Aug 17, Richard rated it it was amazing Feb 13, 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! Ghostea rated it liked xgitator Feb 17, My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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But no matter what genre, unpredictable madness permeates most of them, which is not a bad thing in an era of overly cautious and formulaic films which treat the audience like an idiot. It came from watching the films, really. Miiike has provided liner notes and audio commentaries for numerous DVD releases of Japanese films around taakshi world.

Agitator — The Cinema of Takashi Miike examines all the director’s ground-breaking films in-depth, revealing a provocative but remarkably consistent body of work.

Aug 31, Jason Coffman rated it really liked it. They were showing three Miike films that year, including Audition.


Miike never insults yakashi audience’s intelligence even if the content is offensive. It’s one thing wanting to write a book, but you really need the support from the film industry, especially with a director who has worked for so many different production companies over the years.

Was it easy inking the deal takasni FAB Press? Once I managed to get a handle on exactly what those themes were and how they interacted, and once I realised that I’d never heard or read anything about that aspect of his work, the decision was made pretty quickly.

Mes notes familiar themes that run rampant through his works which I completely didn’t notice. And what were your first impressions of takasgi filmmaker’s work? It’s called Kishiwada Shonen Gurentai – Bokyo, which translates roughly as ‘Boy hooligans from Kishiwada – nostalgia’. His movies were so full of guts, so full of invention and just pure joy, they really impressed me deeply. Be the first to hear about our new reviews, exclusive interviews and features.

I remember coming out of the theatre full of energy. FAB was my first choice and things went very smoothly with them.

Agitator: The Cinema of Takashi Miike

Preview — Agitator by Tom Mes. I would have liked more analysis in this book, and less journalism. I then spent the entire summer and most of the fall of watching all the films again and writing the book. Account Options Sign in. Seeing that film with no preconceptions about what it was or who its director was, was an incredibly finema experience.


The start was like I said, discovering the recurring themes in his work. Takwshi it turned out Harvey Fenton, the owner of FAB Press, was really interested in Miike’s work and knew about him from back in the days when Fudoh was first shown at the Fantasia festival in Canada.

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Agitator: The Cinema of Takashi Miike by Tom Mes

This book is illustrated with hundreds of pictures, including rare photographs from the director’s private collection. He also regularly contributes audio commentaries and liner notes to DVD releases of Te films worldwide.

I do think that the whole point of those probably were to be provocative, edgy, gratuitous, etcetera What’s Miike like as a person, in real life?

He too felt that there was a lot more to be said about this director than what was being said, so he’s been very supportive of the things I tried to achieve with the book, which was to bring discussion about Miike’s work to an entirely different level. Mes conducts a no-nonsense, in-depth examination of the director’s theatrical and direct-to-video releases, a span of preposterously explosive films that shake with raw human nerve and monstrous energy.

Agitator – The Cinema of Takashi Miike finally fills that gap by being the world’s first study devoted entirely to the work of this director.