Kitano Takeshi. Deconstructing Violence. Kitano Takeshi. Born on 17, January 1947 His father, Kikujiro, was a house painter, a failed yakuza(?) Excelled in math and science, though he was a college drop-out.
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Deviation from the rules of the genre
featuring violence and violent actions
Movies with Violent Actions
(Catharsis - Aristotelian concept of pleasure obtained by releasing heightened tension)
→ e.g. justice is done through fulfilling a violent revenge.
→ violence as a spectacle
→ violence as a game
→ violence as a means to satisfy sadistic / masochistic desire
The cop and the gangster are equal in their obsession with violence.
The cop kills his own sister at the end of the
→ Make the meaning of violence unclear and ambiguous.