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The Cinema of Takeshi Kitano: Flowering Blood

Sean Redmond


This book is a detailed aesthetic, Deleuzian, and phenomenological exploration of Japan's finest currently working film director, performer, and celebrity. It uniquely explores Kitano's oeuvre through the tropes of stillness and movement, becoming animal, melancholy and loss, intensity, schizophrenia, and radical alterity; and through the aesthetic temperatures of color, light, camera movement, performance, and urban and oceanic space. In this book, all of Kitano's films are given due consideration, including A Scene at the Sea (1991), Sonatine (1993), Dolls (2002), and Outrage (2010).

Keywords: Takeshi Kitano, Japanese film director, Japan, Japanese performer, Japanese celebrity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780231163330
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231163330.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sean Redmond, author