looking for articles on Miike

Mark Nornes amnornes at umich.edu
Tue Jan 10 20:03:00 EST 2006

On Jan 10, 2006, at 8:43 AM, Aaron Gerow wrote:

> I don't know if it "proves" his violence is not gratuitous, but I do 
> have an old article that makes a case for his thematic importance:

OK, so what I was obliquely trying to suggest is that standard 
definitions of "gratuitous" won't work so well for Miike. Thanks to the 
irony and self-conscious, "light" approach to everything he does, the 
very "gratuitousness" of the violence is in its own way "thematic." I'd 
be very impressed if you could get Audition on television without 
censorship, though. Go for it.


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