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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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Standing Outside Office Kitano

Standing Outside Office Kitano

(p.98) Conclusion Standing Outside Office Kitano
The Cinema of Takeshi Kitano

Sean Redmond

Columbia University Press

This concluding chapter draws the main threads of the book together while taking a closer look at Kitano's trilogy (Takeshis, 2005; Glory to the Filmmaker, 2007; and Achilles and the Tortoise, 2008). This destructive/deconstructive tendency is read as a further indication of Kitano's artistic desire to ruin representation, enter catastrophe, and emerge with pre-perceptual and asemiotic forces. Kitano's 2010 art exhibition, Gosse de Peintre, housed at the prestigious Fondation Cartier on the Left Bank in Paris, is explored in terms of the body without organs. Finally, this chapter ends at Office Kitano, where we can glimpses a hope of further journeys into Kitano's oevre, a hope that rings true with a return to Kitano's violent underworld, Outrage (2010) and Outrage Beyond (2012), as a final statement in Kitano's death and life journeying.

Keywords:   Takeshis, Glory to the Filmmaker, Achilles and the Tortoise, Outrage, Outrage Beyond, Gosse de Peintre, Office Kitano, body without organs, representation, death and life journeying

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