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The Jigoku Aesthetic: Hell as Excessive Specular Mediation

Posted by Charles Reece, March 8, 2009 08:42pm | Post a Comment
JIGOKU

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Hallucinate

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Dessegregate

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Mediate

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Alleviate

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Try not to hate

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Love your mate
Don't suffocate on your own hate


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Designate your love as fate

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A one world state

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As human freight

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A heavy weight
Or just too late


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Like pretty Kate has sex ornate
Now devastate


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Appreciate
Depreciate

Fabricate


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Emulate

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The truth dilate

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Special date

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The animal we ate

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Guilt debate

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The edge serrate

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A better rate
The youth irate


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Deliberate

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Fascinate
Deviate
Reinstate


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Liberate
To moderate
Recreate


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Or detonate
Annihiliate
Atomic fate


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Mediate
Clear the state
Activate

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Now radiate


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A perfect state

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Food on plate

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Gravitate
The Earth's own weight


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Designate your love as fate

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At ninety-eight we all rotate

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Liberate

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Liberate

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Overflowing with brackish ponds of bubbling pus, brain-­rattling disjunctions of sound and image, and at times almost dauntingly incomprehensible plot twists and eye-assaulting bouts of brutish montage, Jigoku is more than merely a boundary-pummeling classic of the horror genre—it’s as lurid a study of sin without salvation as the silver screen has ever seen. -- Chuck Stephens

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