The films of Takashi Miike: an exploration of violence and sadomasochism within his narratives

Buckler, Louise (2008) The films of Takashi Miike: an exploration of violence and sadomasochism within his narratives. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The aim of this study is to investigate the works of the Japanese director Takashi Miike. Exploring his role within his native film industry and the international film circuit as a starting point so to establish his place within cinema this study will go on to explore the key themes of violence, torture and sadomasochism within his works. Detailing the role of violence within Japanese cinema with the cultural practise of Kabuki theatre this study will explore the role of violence within the adult films of Japan, with reference to the Pinky Violence and Roman Porno films. This essay will use close textual analysis with the film "Imprint" (Tengan, Miike, 2006) acting as the main focus although this study will also examine "Ichi the Killer" (Miike, 2001), "Audition" (Miike, 1999) and other key films. Highlighting the ways in which Miike draws from Japanese film culture, this essay will explore the ways in which Miike has adapted the themes of violence and sadomasochism to his work to create his own distinctive style.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:14
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/555

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