Agitator: The Cinema of Takashi Miike

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FAB Press, 2006 - Performing Arts - 427 pages
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Fully revised and updated edition of the bestselling guide to Japan's most prolific and successful film director Takashi Miike. This third pressing ofAgitator features a new and expanded 16-page colour section, completely updated DVD information and several brand new reviews of Miike films that were unavailable for review at the time of the book's initial production. Takashi Miike's popularity continues to grow, and there is no sign of any slow-down of interest in this book, which has been described as 'an essential purchase'.

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User Review  - Jonathan Cromwell - Goodreads

I cant say enough good things about this book. The only drawback is it only goes to 2002 or 2003. Read full review

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User Review  - Toby - Goodreads

A bit dated now considering Miike's career is still going full pelt ahead, and misses out in particular in Miike's rise in popularity in the Western audience (assisted by Quentin Tarantino). But still ... Read full review


Foreword by Makoto Shinozaki
Themes in the work of Takashi Miike
The Video Years films 19911995

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About the author (2006)

Tom Mes is the author of the widely praised book Agitator: The Cinema of Takashi Miike (also from FAB Press) and co-author, with Jasper Sharp, of The Midnight Eye Guide to New Japanese Film. He is the founder and editor of, the world's foremost publication on Japanese cinema. Mes also contributed to the anthology The Cinema of Japan and Korea. He also regularly contributes audio commentaries and liner notes to DVD releases of Japanese films worldwide.

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