The Cinema of Takeshi Kita: Flowering Blood is a detailed aesthetic, Deleuzian, and phemelogical exploration of Japan's finest currently-working film director, performer, and celebrity. The volume uniquely explores Kita's oeuvre through the tropes of stillness and movement, becoming animal, melancholy and loss, intensity, schizophrenia, and radical alterity; and through the aesthetic temperatures of color, light, camera movement, performance and urban and oceanic space. In this highly original mograph, all of Kita's films are given due consideration, including A Scene at the Sea (1991), Sonatine (1993), Dolls (2002), and Outrage (2010).
Sean Redmond is Associate Professor of Media and Communication at Deakin University, Australia. He is the editor of Liquid Metal: The Science Fiction Film Reader (2005), and co-editor of Hollywood Transgressor: the Cinema of Kathryn Bigelow (2004), Framing Celebrity: New Directions in Celebrity Culture (2006), The Stardom and Celebrity Reader (2008), and The Star and Celebrity Confessional (2011). He is also the editor of the journal Celebrity Studies.