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The Cinema of Nuri Bilge Ceylan


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Introduction: Locating Ceylan's cinema Chapter 1: Cloudy skies: Ceylan's Early films Chapter 2: Uzak - 'God, what a place to photograph!': the bleak comedy of masculinity Chapter 3: Climates Chapter 4: Three Monkeys and the Phantasmagoric Fourth Chapter 5: Once Upon a Time in Anatolia - 'All noise and no action': landscape, death and narrative Chapter 6: Of Youth and Wild Horses: Winter Sleep

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The first substantial study of Nuri Bilge Ceylan's work set in both the context of transnational film networks and the popular 'New Turkish Cinema'.

About the Author

Bulent Diken teaches Social and Cultural Theory at Lancaster University, UK. In particular, his research interests include the sociology of cinema and urbanism, and he has a number of previous publications which include The Culture of Exception (2008) and Sociology through the Projector (2005).Graeme Gilloch is Reader at Lancaster University, where he researches and teaches courses in visual culture - especially film and photography - and metropolitan and urban cultures.Craig Hammond is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Arts and Society at Blackburn College, UK, where he researches film from a sociological perspective, amongst other interests.


`This is a rich, insightful and thought-provoking book which brings new light to Nuri Bilge Ceylan's cinema from a philosophical standpoint. The eloquent and sometimes poetic style of the book charmingly resonates with the tranquil mood of films that it investigates.' - Asuman Suner, ?stanbul Technical University, `Through the lens of sociology and cultural theory, the authors examine the ideas emerging from Ceylan's cinema, offering an in-depth, layered but accessible analysis of his filmmaking. Makes clear why there is such a buzz about Ceylan!' - Ozge Samanci, Northwestern University

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