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The Cinema of Takeshi KitanoFlowering Blood$
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Sean Redmond

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780231163330

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231163330.001.0001

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I Welcome the Pain of it Already

I Welcome the Pain of it Already

Chapter:
(p.103) Postscript I Welcome the Pain of it Already
Source:
The Cinema of Takeshi Kitano
Author(s):

Sean Redmond

Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231163330.003.0008

This postscript offers an analysis of the violence featured in (as of this book's publication) Kitano's latest films, Outrage (2010) and Outrage Beyond (2012). Both films feature Kitano's return to the yakuza, as well as a heady dose of violence in the animalistic if not downright comical portrayal of physical bodies, in characters' motivations for revenge, in the splitting of the self and subjectivity of perspectives brought about by Kitano's trademark camera-consciousness. Once again, these two films capture the pain images of violence as blocs of sensation, the pain drawing a sense of outrage from the viewer that moves beyond its boundaries in its sheer carnality. Finally, this chapter muses on the temporal qualities of sound and dialogue as they are delivered (or outright withheld) in the course of the latter movie, with sound transcending the boundaries of time and space to touch upon the animal within everyone.

Keywords:   violence, Outrage, Outrage Beyond, yakuza, pain images, sound

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