Re: Kitano, née Takeshi, in Paris

Roger Macy macyroger at
Tue Mar 16 21:17:26 EDT 2010

'Commandeur', it seems.  The Guardian having inflated it to the senior rank of Chevalier.  And is a polka-dotted pomegranate really the insignia of this order ?  Does his latest film explain all, including the collages ?
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  From: M S 
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  Subject: Re: Kitano, née Takeshi, in Paris

  Talking about Kitano, he gave a 1-h long masterclass - moderated by Jean-Pierre Limousin - in Paris last week, hopefully it was filmed:

  Roger> Indeed, that's for real;
  I haven't found his acceptance speech though...


  On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 4:42 PM, Roger Macy <macyroger at> wrote:

    The Guardian today has an arts feature on Takeshi Kitano, related to his exhibition in Paris, that takes a fair stab at his two personas.
    Has he really just got the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres ?  This isn't a Takeshi gag ? [I've stumbled on a spate of false award claims this week, only one of which was half Japanese related].  No, it seems widely reported.  So did he give an acceptance speech à la Venise, saying that we were on the same side in the war, alongside Maréchal Pétain ?

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