HOW DID İSTANBUL, THE MOST IMPORTANT CITY OF TURKEY, BECOME A BACKGROUND FOR MOTION PICTURES?
İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality has collected 100 İstanbul Films under one volume within the context of ‘Faces of İstanbul Series’ which is characterized as the historical projection of the city.
100 İstanbul Films has been edited by the investigative author Semra Kır. The book is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Turkish cinema. It examines the adventures of the city, which has acted as the natural background in many motion pictures with its matchless beauty from Galata Bridge to İstanbul Strait, from Adalar to the Rumelian Fortress, and from the Grand Bazaar to the Haydarpaşa Grand Terminal, through the art of cinema.
The book is consisted of 100 films that are selected among the so many motion pictures, which form the memory of the city in a way. Each film is examined according to its credits, and story. In addition, their posters and some production photos take place in the book. Where each movie was filmed in İstanbul is also given along with the information of how the city was considered in the movie.
There are new movies, too.
The 100 movies in the book are not focused only on the past. The book also includes some recently produced movies such as ‘Uzak İhtimal’, which uses Galata as its main location, ‘Üç Maymun’, which makes Eminönü look so quiet as it has never been, ‘Dinle Neyden’, which takes place in historical landmarks such as the Topkapı Palace, Haseki Social Complex, and Galata Mevlevi House, ‘Anlat İstanbul’, which uses many districts of İstanbul as a background, ‘Organize İşler’, which has the audiences experience a visual İstanbul feast with its aerial shootings.