Explores the issues of auteurship and stardom in the films of Kitano Takeshi especially as they relate to problems of personal and national identity in a Japan confronting an age of globalization. This book relates the director to issues of contemporary cinema, Japanese national identity, and globalism.
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Review: Kitano Takeshi (World Directors)User Review - Murray - Goodreads
Quite intellectual, but interesting. Wouldn't recommend unless you're either (a) a film student and/or (b) are really into Kitano Takeshi. Read full review
Review: Kitano Takeshi (World Directors)User Review - Seth - Goodreads
It's in depth, it's quality and give a lot of new informations to the people who are intrested in Kitano Takeshi. It's the best choice if you looking for a definitive film study about him. Helped me a lot with my thesis. Read full review