Turkey Cinemascope
February 26, 2007 12:12 PM   Subscribe

Turkey Cinemascope is a series of dramatic photographs from director Nuri Bilge Ceylan. Shot all across Turkey, he used them to record locations he was scouting for his films. Many are panoramic, some are epic, others intimate, and all are beautiful. (via and via)
posted by ztdavis (11 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I haven't seen any, but judging by a trailer for one of his movies, they're similarly beautiful.
posted by ztdavis at 12:24 PM on February 26, 2007

These look just like shots from Uzak (Distant), only instead of being panoramas, they are just slow pans.

I want to like his films more than I actually do. The photography is gorgeous though. And the porn/Tarkovsky scene is great.
posted by nathancaswell at 12:26 PM on February 26, 2007

Lovely post, ztdavis!
I have many friends who rave about that Turkey's haunting
allure, and you've proved them right!
posted by Dizzy at 1:16 PM on February 26, 2007

er--- disregard the "that" from the above sentence, if you please...
posted by Dizzy at 1:18 PM on February 26, 2007

A really beautiful set of photographs. Thanks for the find, ztdavis.
posted by planetkyoto at 4:13 PM on February 26, 2007

wow. Great post, thanks
posted by dhruva at 6:40 PM on February 26, 2007

great post, saw the exhibition at the National Theatre, great to discover they're online as well.
posted by johnny novak at 11:59 PM on February 26, 2007

Thanks for this - I'm currently reading The New Life by Orhan Pamuk which largely takes place in buses going all around Turkey - it's nice to have some visual information to match up with the story.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 3:00 AM on February 27, 2007

Great stuff - I'm a big fan and I want one. Uzak is a very special film - see it if you ever get the chance, preferably in a cinema.
posted by gravelshoes at 6:31 AM on February 27, 2007

and if you're interested, I suspect these were taken with a Hasselblad Xpan, an equally desirable object.
posted by gravelshoes at 6:35 AM on February 27, 2007 [1 favorite]

gorgeous - thanks!
posted by madamjujujive at 1:03 PM on February 28, 2007

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