Visual narrative tradition of Turkish cinema

Bugdayli H.

MARMARA JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION, no.23, pp.95-109, 2015 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.17829/midr.20152316045
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.95-109
  • Keywords: verbal culture, visual culture, Turkish cinema, narrative
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


The study aims to put forward the differences between verbal culture and visual culture and also to find an answer how the verbal culture has effected art understanding in Turkish cinema. Narratives which were formed by combining the events developing accidentally without reasonable cause and effect relationships have been presented in motion pictures by using cliche, unsubtle and inelaborate visual stuff in Turkey which is a country having a cultural structure and art understandings of a nomad society. The habit of transfering thoughts with scruffy expressions and going into an action without planning it obviously in Turkey's verbal culture has reverberated to the other areas of life and so to Turkish films. Disorders occuring frequently while the film has been shooting from writing the film script to the end of post-production process in Turkish film sector usually arise from absence of planning habit.