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  • Arm-wrestling a super power: American representations in Turkish comedies 

    Authors:Kahraman, Elif
    Publisher and Date:(Kadir Has University, 2010)
    The purpose of this thesis is to analyze the cinematic representations of American characters in Turkish comedy films. It claims that through comedy films Turkish society expresses its feelings and thoughts about Americans. This study suggests that Turkish comedies that represent American characters are not only aimed at providing amusement to Turkish audiences but also express feelings on changing the power relations of the real world. While these comedies turn the power relations upside down, ...

  • Let's make it American: American remakes of the British films 

    Authors:Kahraman, Elif
    Publisher and Date:(Kadir Has University, 2013)
    The purpose of this thesis is to analyze American remake versions of the original British films taking narrative as a basis. it claims that the American remakes put America forward as a cultural product for sale and makes the British narrative Americanized. For the study six films have been chosen for analysis: Alfie (1966 dir. Lewis Gilbert) Alfie (2004 dir. Charles Shyer) Bedazzled (1967 dir. Stanley Donen) Bedazzled (2000 dir. Harold Ramis) The Ladykillers (1955 dir. Alexander Mackendrick) The ...