Monday, 3 August 2009


This is Hana-bi from Beat Takeshi aka Takeshi Kitano who I suppose is best known for being the Teacher in Battle Royale and also amusingly, Takeshi from Takeshi's Castle (You can usually spot him at the end of the show) . It's a funny story really, he was best known for being a sort of slapstick comic then he reinvented himself as someone who always plays these tough-as-shit Yakuza bosses or hard-boiled Cops in these really violent films. That's a bit unfair because they aren't always about that and do I love the films he has made, in fact he's probably the one the few filmmakers in the world these days whose work I actually give a shit about seeing, even though it can be a long wait. I shall dedicate a much longer post to him.