A digital archive for late Ottoman-early Turkish cinema

Prof. Nezih Erdoğan has been working on this project for a while. It has finally been launched here.It is not user friendly but it contains a treasure. and it is just the beginning… there will be more documents uploaded day by day…

and a cinema roundup:

Turks avenge deadly Israeli raid on the big screen

A controversial new film — “Valley of the Wolves – Palestine” — has been released in Turkey. It tells the tale of a Turkish spy who tries to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict using fists and firepower. Eagerly awaited in Turkey, the film is adapted from a local television series, including an episode which has already caused a diplomatic incident between Turkey and Israel. Duration: 02:38(AFPTV/PANA FILMS)

?Valley of the Wolves ? Palestine?

by Nuh Gönültaş
?Valley of the Wolves Palestine? has hit theaters. I have watched many movies promoting Jews, such as ?Schindler?s List,? ?Life is Beautiful? and ?The Piano,? and I even shed tears while watching them.

Those crazy Turks!

from Hurriyet Dailynews by HDN
Fortunately, the Israelis are too busy these days and won?t notice Polat Alemdar blowing up an entire military unit in their country and killing one of their commanders.

?Valley of the Wolves Palestine?: from anti-order to order-adhering

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Columnists by HASAN KANBOLAT
With strong anti-American winds blowing through Turkey and the Middle East, every negative thing that takes place in Turkey and the world has begun to be connected to America in Turkish TV series and films.

Film about the Israeli commando raid on Gaza-bound flotilla opens in Turkey

from Yahoo news
ANKARA, Turkey – A Turkish action movie that opened in cinemas across the country Friday begins with Israeli soldiers raiding a Turkish aid ship and shooting at unarmed activists on deck. A Turkish undercover agent then appears in Jerusalem vowing to hunt down and kill the Israeli commander who ordered the attack.

Turkish flotilla revenge film misses out on Holocaust day release in Germany

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Ben Child

Film about adventures of James Bond-like agent in Israel was reportedly submitted for review too late for screening yesterday

Producers of a Turkish action film depicting a vengeful raid on Israeli commandos involved in last year’s fatal flotilla attack wanted the film to open in Germany on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

THE SOCIAL NETWORK: Faces behind facebook

from Observations on film art and FILM ART by bordwellblog

Ebert: 3D movies suck

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow

Roger Ebert hates 3D movies as much as I do. For me, 3D causes a headache, always means that part of the screen is blurred, makes movies too dark, and the magic of 3D quickly fades away as the brain becomes accustomed to it. Ebert received a letter from Oscar-winning editor/sound designer Walter Murch, who worked on Apocalypse Now and Captain EO, which describes in technical terms why 3D movies are such a pain in the eyes (and the ass) to watch:

A French Award for Majority by Seren Yüce

from Turkish Cinema Newsletter by M.A.M

Young European filmmakers are invited to Angers to present their first films (competition of 9 full length European films) to the audience, industry professionals, and press. More than 80 films are screened in 6 official categories: European and French short and feature films, European student films and European animated films. 200,000 Euros in awards are given out by juries and the public at the end of the festival.

Kie?lowski?s Muse

from The Criterion Current

The Double Life of Véronique: The Forced Choice of Freedom

from The Criterion Current

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