|Title:||Remix, Remake, Ripoff|
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|09.29.15||Alamo South Lamar||This Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2015|
Day 6 started with this doc; full title: Remake, Remix, Rip-off: About Copy Culture and Turkish Pop Cinema. If this year's fest had a theme it was Turkish Cinema. They had a bunch of Turkish movie posters on display in the hall, the artword for the official poster and branding was a pastiche of elements taken from those posters, and they threw a "grand bizarre" one night at the highball where Elijah Wood spun Turkish 45s. They also had a handful of Turkish films as repetory screenings that I didn't see, but after watching this doc I wish I had.
Along the same lines as Not Quite Hollywood, this movie basically attempts to explain the history of Turkish cinema and what factors led to them churning out crazy knock-offs and IP-thefts throughout the 70s and 80s. I.e. a lot of those movies that are kind of branded as the Turkish Superman or the Turkish Rambo.
I liked the doc. I'm always up for learning about a different culture's cinematic history. Toward the end, the film mentions a violent coup and some other historic events which effected Turkey on whole. I get that the film has to limit its scope somewhere but that and just the minor mention of when sex came into the movies and everyone started doing softcore or hardcore porn (it was hard to tell how explicity they were talking about) were areas I wished it went into a little more. But still, on whole it was entertaining and interesting.