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  1. 2. Takashi Miike
  2. 3. Takashi Miike: Does he retain his auteur status after transcending the East/West divide?
  3. 4. Things to consider in Miike’s films <ul><li>Glossary </li></ul><ul><li>Films </li></ul><ul><li>Themes: “Family”, “The Outsider” and “Order” </li></ul><ul><li>Depiction of violence in Ichi the Killer </li></ul><ul><li>Eastern cinema: Conventions of film violence </li></ul><ul><li>Auteur status </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  4. 5. Glossary <ul><li>Dove style violence – Popular in contemporary Japanese filmmaking, where people abuse each other with a detached cruelty </li></ul>Yakuza – Japanese mafia Tom Mes –Midnight Eye website editor and critic of Japanese cinema,with an interest in Takashi Miike Munchausen’s by Proxy – The exaggeration or fabrication of illnesses by a primary caregiver
  5. 6. Films <ul><li>Focus film: </li></ul><ul><li>Ichi The Killer (2001) </li></ul><ul><li>Other films: </li></ul><ul><li>Audition (1999) </li></ul><ul><li>Chakushin Ari (2003) </li></ul>
  6. 7. What is an auteur? <ul><li>“ A director is like an author; an author writes with words, a director writes with film.” </li></ul><ul><li>Characteristics of an auteur </li></ul><ul><li>Why I chose the films </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Themes: </li></ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul>
  8. 9. Audition
  9. 10. Chakushin Ari
  10. 11. Themes: The Outsider
  11. 12. Ichi the Killer
  12. 13. Audition
  13. 14. Themes: Order
  14. 15. Ichi the Killer
  15. 16. Chakushin Ari
  16. 17. Depictions of violence
  17. 18. Depictions of violence towards men <ul><li>Violence is more graphic and depicted on screen </li></ul><ul><li>Mes suggests that: “Violence against men in the falls into the comical category” </li></ul><ul><li>Mes, violence and audience response </li></ul>
  18. 19. Film stills depicting violence towards men Kakihara (r), torturing Suzuka to find out who killed his boss “ Just a little torture” Ichi slicing in half a pimp
  19. 20. Depictions of violence towards women <ul><li>More realism in the violence </li></ul><ul><li>Is it misogynistic? </li></ul><ul><li>Mes, violence and the audience </li></ul><ul><li>Representations of victims </li></ul><ul><li>How violence is shown on screen </li></ul>
  20. 21. Film stills depicting violence towards women Nipple slicing scene
  21. 22. Eastern cinema: Conventions of film violence <ul><li>Focus on the physical </li></ul><ul><li>Audience reaction </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on physical suffering </li></ul><ul><li>“ Dove style” violence </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on consequences </li></ul><ul><li>Japanese audience – voyeur audience </li></ul>
  22. 23. Auteur status <ul><li>Awards </li></ul><ul><li>Work in S-T-V/V-Cinema </li></ul><ul><li>Hostel and “Masters Of Horror” </li></ul><ul><li>Film Festivals </li></ul><ul><li>Cult status </li></ul><ul><li>Agitator : Tom Mes and Miike </li></ul>
  23. 24. Conclusion (Can I answer my question?)
  24. 25. <ul><li>“ I’m happy that my films were discovered by chance by foreign film festivals. That makes me realise more that there is a world outside Japan too. </li></ul><ul><li>“ For me, it’s an occasion to meet many people and experience directly the responses of international audiences to my films. </li></ul><ul><li>“ But for me, as a director, my attitude towards making films hasn’t changed with the fame </li></ul><ul><li>“ I feel it’s not good to change as a person anyway” </li></ul><ul><li>(Takashi Miike) </li></ul>

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