Modern people's attempt to kill death: Uzun ince bir yol
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This article, based on Gérard Genette's concept of "hypertextualité", examines the intertextual relation between Tunç Başaran's film Uzun İnce Bir Yol (1991) and Dede Korkut's story "Duha Koca oǧlu Deli Dumrul", and explicates the formal and thematic transpositions between these two texts. Başaran, starting from the story of Deli Dumrul, has composed a new narrative in which time, place, characters' features and the plotting has differentiated, and with this transposition, has transferred the modern people's perception of death to movie screen. In film, death has been expressed as a fact which the persons try to escape from and to kill, not as a fate whose reality has already been accepted as is the case in the story of Deli Dumrul.