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Agitator - The Cinema of Takashi Miike
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Table of Contents

Foreword by Makoto Shinozaki


Chapter 1 - The Dirt Bike Kid
Takashi Miike's early years, from his first experiments with frogs and firecrackers at age 5 to getting his first shot at directing 26 years later. With exclusive photographs from Takashi Miike's own collection!

Chapter 2 - Themes in the work of Takashi Miike

Chapter 3 - The Video Years 1991-1995
An in-depth look at his early made-for-video films, from 1991's Eyecatch Junction to 1995's Naniwa Yukyoden.

Chapter 4 - The Outlaw Director 1995-2002
Even more in-depth, individual analyses of all Miike films and TV series from 1995's Shinjuku Triad Society to 2002's Deadly Outlaw: Rekka.

Chapter 5 - Stray Dog
Miike as actor, producer and other non-directorial activities.

Chapter 6 - Ichi the Killer production diary
Takashi Miike's own diary of his experiences making the notorious Ichi the Killer.

Chapter 7 - "I can't pretend to know what I'm doing"
A career-spanning interview with Takashi Miike.

Chapter 8 - Filmography
A complete filmography with cast and crew credits, running times, Japanese titles, release info and more.

Appendix: DVD Releases
Detailed information on all existing DVD releases of Miike's films, with info on region coding, subtitles, extra features, etc.

Afterword by Shinya Tsukamoto


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