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Horror to the ExtremeChanging Boundaries in Asian Cinema$
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Jinhee Choi and Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9789622099722

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622099722.001.0001

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A Politics of Excess:

A Politics of Excess:

Violence and Violation in Miike Takashi’s Audition

(p.198) (p.199) 11 A Politics of Excess:
Horror to the Extreme

Robert Hyland

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter examines the origins of extreme cinema as a politicized cinema, which uses an extreme aesthetic as a single aspect of its radical politics. It also examines the violence in Miike Takashi's Audition and links the violence within “Asia Extreme” films to a politics of excess. It argues that “Asia Extreme” cinema is an overtly political cinema and that the films of Miike Takashi represent a challenge to the complacent cinema of the studio system, especially through an aesthetic of “excess” and “a politic of aggression.”

Keywords:   extreme cinema, extreme aesthetic, violence, Miike Takashi, Audition, Asia Extreme, aggression

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