For Those Who Seek Mastery and Personality, by Halit Refiğ

Murat Akser

Abstract


Halit Refiğ had impact on Turkish national cinema both as a thinker and practitioner. He worked his way up from the 1950s as a film critic and became a film director practicing until the day he died. He also worked along with other directors like Metin Erksan, Lütfi Akad, Memduh Un, Duygu Sagiroglu. Ertem Görec, Nedim Otyam, Ilhan Arakon at Mimar Sinan University’s Turkish Film Institute, the first cinema training department at a University for 25 years training generations of film directors.  This excerpt is from a 1968 film magazine essay.

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nationalism; national cinema; cultural identity; Turkish cinema

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/cinej.2017.161

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