Koroshiya Ichi/Ichi The Killer
amnornes at umich.edu
Wed Jan 23 15:27:16 EST 2002
On Tuesday, January 22, 2002, at 11:56 PM, Don Brown wrote:
> This is the kind of movie that will only serve to delight the fans of
> this brand of cruel exploitation, no doubt appealing to those who look
> to Asian cinema for the deviancy that filmmakers in other countries
> dare not show so explicitly. Worst of all, I'm sure the fact that
> Miike is the director, as well as the big names on display will be seen
> to give the movie some air of cult coolness, and a special dispensation
> from the trashing it so thoroughly deserves.
I've been wondering if anyone was going to write this. I've seen only
one of Miike's films, having passed quite a few chances simply because
none of the celebrations I've read made me want to endure the brutality.
But what's interesting is that Miike is being advanced as a leader or
representative of current Japanese cinema in the familiar mode of
auteurist celebration. My question is where is this coming from?
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