Directory of World Cinema: Turkey

Edited by Eylem Atakav

Edited by Eylem Atakav

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

216 pages | 50 color plates | 7 x 10 | © 2013
Paper $23.00 ISBN: 9781841506203 Published July 2013

 Since the 1990s, filmmakers in Turkey have increasingly explored notions of gender, genre, cultural memory, and national and transnational identity. Taking these themes as its starting point, this book—the first English-language directory of Turkish films—provides an extensive historical overview the country’s cinema since the early 1920s.
 
In chapters organized by genre—such as fantasy and science fiction, contemporary blockbusters, women’s films, Istanbul films, and transnational or accented cinema—leading scholars of Turkish cinema offer reflections on the country’s most important film movements and filmmakers. In the process, they illuminate the industrial, cultural, and political contexts in which the films they address were produced, exhibited, and circulated. The resulting volume, which includes a comprehensive filmography and recommendations for those interested in further exploration, will be an indispensible reference for scholars and students of Turkish cinema.

Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction by the Editor

Film of the Year

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

 

Festival Focus

Ankara International Film Festival

Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival

 

Film Location

Istanbul

 

Directors

Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Şerif Gören

 

Yilmaz Güney

Yeşim Ustaoğlu

Derviş Zaim

 

Stars

Ayhan Işik

Hülya Koçyiğit

Türkân Şoray 

 

Industry Spotlight

Yeşilçam

 

Early Cinema

Essay

Reviews

 

Sci-fi and Fantasy

Essay

Reviews

 

Women’s Films

Essay

Reviews

Blockbusters

Essay

Reviews

 

Drama

Essay

Reviews

 

Transnational Cinema

Essay

Reviews

 

Recommended Reading

Turkish Cinema Online

Test Your Knowledge

Notes on Contributors

Filmography

 

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