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The Films of Takashi Miike - Audition (1999) & Ichi The Killer (2001)



EPISODE SYNOPSIS:

In this episode, we are covering both a director's spotlight AND a listener’s choice request! You asked for AUDITION and we are giving that AND Ichi the Killer - both directed by the prolific filmmaker Takashi Miike. We talk about Takashi Miike's diverse filmography, ultra-violence, victims and preparators of culture/society, the concept of twinning and abject sexuality.


Enjoy and welcome to our dark side…


Intro/Outro Music: Robeast by Dance with the Dead

Artwork by: Jess Hrycyk

Editing work by: Jessica


LINKS TO PODCAST APPS/WHERE CAN LISTEN:

SoundCloud: Episode 47: The Films of Takashi Miike - Audition (1999) & Ichi The Killer (2001)

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Stitcher: Episode 47: The Films of Takashi Miike - Audition (1999) & Ichi The Killer (2001)



THE SPINSTER’S LIBRARY

From the Black Society to The Isle: Miike Takashi and Kim Ki-Duk at the Intersection of Asia Extreme by Steven Rawle. https://www.academia.edu/263156/From_The_Black_Society_to_The_Isle_Miike_Takashi_and_Kim_Ki-Duk_at_the_Intersection_of_Asia_Extreme


Takashi Miike’s Cinema of Outrage by Tony Williams

https://archive.org/details/CineAction.064/page/n55/mode/2up


A Sabukaru Guide to Takashi Miike: Japan’s Most Prodigious Director by Simon Jenner

https://sabukaru.online/articles/takashi-miike-japans-most-prodigious-director


Takashi Miike on First Love, Directing 103 Films, Subconscious Inspirations and More by Scout Tafoya

https://www.rogerebert.com/interviews/takashi-miike-on-first-love-directing-103-films-yakuza-movies-and-more


Ichi The Killer review by Tony Rayns http://old.bfi.org.uk/sightandsound/review/1258


Filmart Flashback: In 2001, Takashi Miike Brought Ultra Violence to the Mainstream with “Ichi The Killer” article by Elizabth Kerr

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/filmart-flashback-2001-takashi-miike-brought-ultra-violence-mainstream-ichi-killer-1095392/


How Ichi The killer brought ultra-violence to the mainstream article by James Balmont

https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20211026-how-ichi-the-killer-brought-ultra-violence-to-the-mainstream


This Cult Action-Horror Gem Deconstructs Violence While Indulging In it. Article by Ben Sherlock mhttps://gamerant.com/cult-action-horror-gem-ichi-the-killer/


Ichi The Killer - The Complex Cacophony of Suffering. Video by You Have Been Watching Films https://youtu.be/CSWssfQM26E


Revenge is Sweet: The Bitterness of Audition article by Robin Wood

http://filmint.nu/revenge-is-sweet-the-bitterness-of-audition/


Japan’s Hidden Landscape of Violent Crime article by Prof. Alison Young

https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/japan-s-hidden-landscape-of-violent-crime


The Conflicting Gender War or Audition (1999 Film) by Takashi Miike article by Mark McPherson https://visualcultmagazine.com/audition-1999-film-takashi-miike/


The Hand Driving the Needles: On ‘Audition’ and Victimhood article by Isabel Rodriguez

https://filmdaze.net/the-hand-driving-the-needles-on-audition-and-victimhood/


NEXT MONTH’S EPISODE ANNOUNCEMENT:


In September we are going to be talking about one of our favorite subgenres of horror - FOUND FOOTAGE! Particularly look at the films that have the audience asking ‘Is it real?’ and the dangers of the internet and STRANGER DANGER! The films that will be up for discussion are Megan is Missing (2011) and The Den (2013).


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