Author : Melih Çoban
Type : Özgün Makale
Printing Year : Aralık 2016
Doi Number : http://dx.doi.org/10.29228/ijiia.1.3
Number : 1
Term : KASIM-ARALIK /KIŞ
Date : 2016-12-20 14:53:33

ABSTRACT


Cinema, as the most significant fine arts branch due its worldwide popularity, has educative, informative and orientating functions as well as entertaining. The informative function has been very efficient in terms of introducing other countires and their societies as well as introducing all types of phenomena. Movies, while turning into information sources as of the worldwide means to be accessed, also provide the permanency of the information and the images rising from this information presented with the support of visual and vocal elements included. In this context, especially the Hollywood industry emerges as the most powerful and efficient global movie sector. In many Hollywood movies, Turkey and the Turkish people, just like various other countries and societies, have been presented through images depending certain stereotypes. The image of the exotic Middle-eastern country of Turkey with her Oriental society which has been dominant in Hollywood for long decades have been transformed into a more negative image in certain movies dating from the end of the 1970s. The new images of Turkey and Turkish people represented through the phenomenon of “Turkish prison” presented in the movies which have been significant in this context, namelyMidnight Express (1978), Passport toTerror (1989) and Prison Heat (1993) is the main subject of this article. The methodology of the study is based on literature review and movie analysis.

Keywords

Turkish image, Turkey, prison, Hollywood, cinema, image
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