Master Thesis Defense: Zeynep Özel

 

 

 CURRENT PRACTICES OF TURKISH INDEPENDENT MOVIE TITLE

SEQUENCES: A SURVEY AND ANALYSIS OF TITLE SEQUENCES

IN NEW TURKISH CINEMA

 

VACD, MA Thesis Defense, Zeynep Özel
Yoong Wah Alex Wong (Supervisor), Lanfranco Aceti, Güven Çatak

 

Date: 3 August 2015 (Monday), SSBF 1014.
Time: 13:30

 

Abstract

This study aims to analyze title sequences of New Turkish Cinema movies to

understand the processes of film title sequence production in Turkey and approach

these movie’s title sequences in their cinematic context. The title sequences will be

considered as “paratexts” that extends beyond the film and a unique language in the

realm of both cinema and motion graphics. Collected title sequences are analyzed

through their Economics, Commercials, Entertainment, Fashion and Art aspects.

The analyses are done through a case study focusing on title sequences of

independent Turkish movies done in recent two decades. The economics and

commercial aspects of title sequences will be investigated through the production

processes of title design. Production processes in Turkey are discussed in the light of

the interviews with the producers, directors, and title designers of New Turkish

Cinema.  

Two prominent examples of New Turkish Cinema title sequences (Bir

Zamanalar Anadolu’da (Once Upon A Time in Anatolia) and Çoğunluk (Majority,

2011) are remade according to visual language and story of the movies. Remade title

sequences are designed in relation to or inspired by the visual and narrative world of

the film itself.

 
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