Iron Man: The Cinema of Shinya Tsukamoto

Iron Man The Cinema of Shinya Tsukamoto Thanks to films such as Tetsuo Tokyo Fist and Bullet Ballet Shinya Tsukamoto has become one of the most widely praised filmmakers in Japan This title reveals the mind the methods and the madness

  • Title: Iron Man: The Cinema of Shinya Tsukamoto
  • Author: Tom Mes
  • ISBN: 9781903254363
  • Page: 405
  • Format: Paperback
  • Thanks to films such as Tetsuo , Tokyo Fist and Bullet Ballet , Shinya Tsukamoto has become one of the most widely praised filmmakers in Japan This title reveals the mind, the methods and the madness of Japan s most influential and unique filmmaker.

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    1. Great career overlook on Shinya Tsukamoto. Not essential reading for non-fans, but this is probably the best book about him we'll get. If you are a big fan of him, this is essential.

    2. I discovered Tetsuo, the film, back in the late 90s/Early 00s and have followed Shinya Tsukamoto's films as much as I have been able ever since.He is an incredibly original director and this book does an excellent job of providing the background to his work. The first three chapters provide an overview of Tsukamoto's ewarly life, and then we get into the real meat of the book -- an in depth look at his filmography fro Tetsuo to Vital, one chapter per film.This is absolutely fascinating and has l [...]

    3. After reading Tom Mes' Miike book I went straight into this. In comparison this book comes across a little slight but it makes up for it in being incredibly in-depth with so much amazing information on Shinya pre-Tetsuo. I absolutely love Shinya's work and Mes does it great credit. He has a fairly casual style at times but it works well for a cult like icon like Shinya. Great read. Would love a follow up.

    4. There is no other director quite like Shinya Tsukamoto and no two Tsukamoto films are ever the same. He is a writer, director, producer, actor, editor, cinematographer, and even works on the publicity and posters for his films. A one man band and proud of it.No matter how many five-star films he may make in his career, Tsukamoto will likely always be remembered as the director of Tetsuo: The Iron Man, and thus referred to as a master of cyberpunk. However, his filmography and this book make it v [...]

    5. This is a good book for a wicked director! I love this chaps movies, and the three films of his that are the real corkers, Tetsuo, Tokyo Fist and A Snake of June are all in here! Mes gets it all really well too(more than me I have to say) and reading this sheds joy on the movies. Look at all the increased enjoyment i'm getting now! Honestly its not all just arty bollocks - promise!

    6. Great insight and exhaustive referencing with the man himself, Shinya Tsukamoto. Truly an inspirational read.Compared to the Agitator by Tom Mes, a book looking into the cinema of Takashi Miike I feel that the plot analysis wasn't always as full but it was still quite a good guide point for the stories and cinematography contained within Tsukamoto's works.

    7. Amazing detailed life and work of one of Japan's best and most interesting directors. There were times when I couldn't put it down, which is rare for nonfiction. There was also a great deal of valuable filmmaking advice for independent filmmakers that I found to be very helpful.

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