A case study of Hollywood to Yeşilçam crosscultural film remakes
Çevikoğlu, Gevher Ebru
Karpat, Colleen Bevin Kennedy
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This study examines a close reading of Yeşilçam films Şoförün Kızı (1965), Fıstık Gibi Maşallah (1964) and Fıstık Gibi (1970) as cross-cultural remakes of Hollywood films Sabrina (1954) and Some Like It Hot (1959). The research deals with remake culture in Yeşilçam period from the viewpoint of adaptation studies by giving a brief information about how remakes are at the overlap of different studies. In this study, cross-cultural film remake culture in Yeşilçam is investigated as part of the Westernization efforts in newly established Turkish republic by establishing a link with the star images and gender perception. The comparative study shows similarities as well as differences based on material and behavior signs between not only the cinematic traditions, but also overall realities of a definite class in the two societies in question.