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World Film Locations: Istanbul

From Head-On to Murder on the Orient Express, World Film Locations: Istanbul offers a compelling look at the many films shot on location in this multicultural metropolis on the Black Sea. Central to this volume are the film industry’s changing representations of Istanbul, which have ranged from progressive cultural center to the authoritarian police state of Alan Parker’s Midnight Express. Evident in both in films made in the West and throughout Turkey over time, these divergent accounts are analyzed with regard to their role in continually reshaping our perception of the city. Essays explore this topic and many others, including the significance of Istanbul to the works of critically-acclaimed directors, among them Nuri Bilge Ceylan.
Illustrated throughout with film stills as well as photographs of featured locations as they appear today, World Film Locations: Istanbul visits all of the important cinematic landmarks, including the Topkapi Palace and the Haydarpasa train station and offers a vivid picture of this historic and culturally stimulating city.

128 pages | 50 color plates | 6 x 9

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Table of Contents


Istanbul: City of the Imagination
      Özlem Köksal
Map of Scenes 1–7: 1963–1974
City of intrigues: Istanbul as an Exotic Attraction
      Ahmet Gürata
Map of Scenes 8–14: 1974–1991
Threshold of the city: Haydarpaşa Train Station
      Feride Çiçekoğlu
Map of Scenes 15–20: 1994–1999
Memories of Istanbul
      Umut Tümay Arslan
Map of Scenes 21–26: 1999–2004
Istanbul Dissected: The City Through Reha Erdem’s Lenses
      Yeşim Burul Seven
Map of Scenes 27–32: 2004–2008
Beyoğlu/Pera on a Cinematic Map of Istanbul
      İpek Türeli
Map of Scenes 33–38: 2008–2009
Nuri Bilge Ceylan: A distant image of Istanbul
      Asuman Suner

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