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Iron Man
By Tom Mes

Iron Man

The Cinema of Shinya Tsukamoto

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Iron Man by Tom Mes

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This work talks about the Japan's most influential and unique filmmaker! With "Tetsuo: The Iron Man", "Tetsuo II: Body Hammer", "Tokyo Fist and Bullet Ballet", Shinya Tsukamoto has become one of the most widely praised filmmakers in Japan today. Edgy, intense and overwhelming, Tsukamoto's films are nightmarish visions of a world in which man's greatest enemy is his own environment of cold concrete and twisted technology. Shinya Tsukamoto rejuvenated the Japanese film industry, paving the way for an entire generation of young Japanese directors like Takashi Miike ("Audition") and Hideo Nakata ("The Ring"). He has been credited as a direct influence on modern Western cinematic masters including Quentin Tarantino ("Kill Bill"), David Fincher ("Fight Club") and the Wachowski Brothers ("The Matrix"). Illustrated with hundreds of stills, behind-the-scenes pictures and rare photographs from Tsukamoto's private collection, "Iron Man: The Cinema of Shinya Tsukamoto" reveals the mind, the methods and the madness of Japan's most influential and unique filmmaker.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781903254363
ISBN-10: 1903254361
Format: Paperback
(244mm x 171mm x 18mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: FAB Press
Publisher: FAB Press
Publish Date: 7-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Tom Mes

Agitator by Tom Mes Agitator, Paperback (February 2006)

Features a 16-page colour section, DVD information, and several reviews of Takashi Miike films. This book contains Miike's own diary on the making of his controversial film "Ichi the Killer", published in English, and a career-spanning interview. It is useful for those wanting to know where cinema is heading in the 21st century.

Midnight Eye Guide to New Japanese Film by Tom Mes Midnight Eye Guide to New Japanese Film, Paperback (October 2004)

The hottest directors, their coolest films ... A complete guide to today's Japanese movie renaissance

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Author Biography - Tom Mes

Tom Mes wrote the widely praised Agitator - The Cinema of Takashi Miike. He is the founder and editor of, the world's leading publication on Japanese cinema. His writing has appeared in numerous countries, including the USA, UK, France, Germany, Russia, Hong Kong and Holland. He contributes liner notes and audio commentaries to DVD releases of Japanese films worldwide.

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