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ISTANBUL NOIR

by John Public

Garbo, Hitchcock, Orson Welles, Fatih Akin, Turkan Soray, James Bond..Istanbul has something in its essence that has attracted Film makers since the 1920s to create exciting storylines infused with romance, danger, murder and espionage, all served up on a darkened plate of melancholy.
This ‘Noir’ is closely related to the concept of ‘huzun’.

These films provide audiences exotic travel opportunities while opening, for the curious, windows onto diverse and imagined past experiences of modern city life. .