Takeshi Kitano

Takeshi Kitano

is a Japanese filmmaker, comedian, actor, film editor, presenter, screenwriter, author, poet, painter, and one-time video game designer who has received critical acclaim, both in his native Japan and
It is OK to be laughed at on stage or on TV, doing your act, but I didn't liked to be laughed at in public. I didn't wanted to be told, I was a funny guy in my private life.More Takeshi Kitano quotes [05/21/2013 11:05:40]
One thing I hate in movies is when the camera starts circling around the characters. I find that totally fake.More Takeshi Kitano quotes [08/04/2011 03:08:06]
I believe you shouldn't force the audience's interpretation of a character or a story. The more you explain things, the less intriguing and imaginable they are for viewers. . . . Film to me, in its essence, in its ultimate nature, is silent. Music and dialogue are there to fill what is lacking in the image. But you should be able to tell the story with moving pictures alone. For my next project, though, I'd like to make the kind of film where the characters blabber all the time.More Takeshi Kitano quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Sword fighting in film is not about how good the fighter is, but how good the actor receiving the blows is.More Takeshi Kitano quotes [08/04/2011 03:08:16]
It took me ten years of playing serial killers and rapists to be perceived as a serious actor amongst the Japanese public.More Takeshi Kitano quotes [05/21/2013 11:05:25]

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