“(500) Days of Summer” movie to start the new year (!)…

(500) Days of Summer Poster


How i missed (500) Days of Summer before? Apart from the from the last parts as part of classical happy Hollywood endings- this plot is sooo familiar… I have lived it a few times before:) Nice way to start the new year…

a cinema roundup:

Playing to home audiences keeps Turkey’s cinema scene cooking

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Phil Hoad
With domestic films repeatedly ranking in the nation’s most viewed, the Turkish industry is booming as others around it stall
You couldn’t move for new waves in the noughties: even Antarctica looked capable of knocking out its own film scene. But the Latin American buena onda in Mexico, Brazil and Argentina, the South Korea extreme-Asia offshoot and the Russian blockbuster boom all had one thing in common. They found it hard to sustain their initial impact, whether it was because the global media moved on to the next big thing, or their key directors were poached by Hollywood, or there was a lack of sustained investment. Gael García Bernal reflected on theMexican version of the problem at an NFT talk: “When we did Amores Perros, Mexico only made six films that year. There will be 65 films this year. But I don’t know how many of those will be seen. The point is not just making them but of them becoming reality, of becoming films that are shown in cinemas.”

Il était une fois en Anatolie ? où rodent des esprits.( Nuri Bilge Ceylan)

by anne

Le photographe d?Uzak qui voulait rompre ses racines anatoliennes, était devenu incapable d?en photographier les paysages. Nuri Bilge Ceylan n?est pas atteint de cette infirmité. Dès les premières images d? « Il était une fois en Anatolie », on sent vibrer cette terre anatolienne, magique et familière à ceux qui la connaissent. Une terre savoureuse malgré le drame qui s?y joue, comme Naci bey, le commissaire auquel Yilmaz Erdogan donne toute son  humanité :   explosant en colère brutale  quand il se sent humilié, puis capable  d?élans d?immense générosité. Truculent aussi parfois. Mais j?avoue que dans la salle, j?étais la seule à qui il arrivait de rire.  Je devais aussi être la seule à comprendre le turc et à saisir toute la saveur des propos échangés ( et dans une voiture qui roule dans la nuit, surtout anatolienne, on discute beaucoup).


Behzat Ç: Maverick TV detective makes screen debut

from Hurriyet Daily News
The protagonist (or more likely the antagonist) of the cult detective novels and the subsequent TV series, Behzat Ç., returns with a film adaptation. Although ?Behzat Ç. Seni Kalbime Gömdüm? (Behzat Ç. I Buried You In My Heart) plays like an extended episode, it will more than satisfy the devoted fans.

Sinema Poll | Top 100 Turkish Films

from Turkish Cinema Newsletter by M.A.M

1) Eşkıya (Yavuz Turgul)
2) Selvi Boylum Al Yazmalım (Atıf Yılmaz)
3) Hababam Sınıfı (Ertem Eğilmez)
4) Babam ve Oğlum (Çağan Irmak)
5) Züğüt Ağa (Nesli Çölgeçen)
6) Masumiyet (Zeki Demirkubuz)
7) Ağır Roman (Mustafa Altıoklar)
8) Muhsin Bey (Yavuz Turgul)
9) Yol (Şerif Gören)
10) Neşeli Günler (Orhan Aksoy)


10 Most Hated Movies of 2011

by Michael Lennon

Not necessarily the worst films of the year, these are the flicks that ticked off Wired’s movie-loving staffers for one reason or another.

40 Great Filmmakers Go Old School, Shoot Short Films with the Cinématographe

from Open Culture by Dan Colman

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