Pursuit of the Prophecy: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe



Abdullah Doğan | 01.10.2017

The first book of the Narnia series, considered as the most important work of C.S Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe came up in 1950. In 2005, the book gained a world-wide reputation when Andrew Adamson adapted it into cinema....

A Journey to Miyazaki’s Magical Universe



Havva Yılmaz | 01.10.2017

-I feel terrible, as if I am stuck under a stone. -Yes, heart is a heavy burden..[1] Cinema’s friendship with magic is not a new phenomenon. Since the first public screening, cinema has begun to be seen as a magical invention in itself, as a mean...

A Blockbuster Fairy Tale: Beauty and the Beast



Havva Yılmaz | 01.09.2017

Adapted to cinema for the first time in 1991 as a comic strip, Beauty and the Beast now, twenty-six years later, is re-adapted by Walt Disney to the cinema with live characters. The story, written by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve's in 1740 a...

Brave Little Steps



Büşra Parça | 01.09.2017

Spot: The US-made animation, Brave, which debuted in 2012, relies on folk tales that have left a mark on Northern European culture and has a close relationship with today's some social issues. Unlike the Disney movies we are accustomed to, Brave allo...

Inside Out as a Matter of Identity



Tuğba Eroğlu | 01.08.2017

Hilmi Yavuz, who states that past is a matter of identity for him, describes identity as the thing which remains unchanged within the changing itself. (Yavuz, 33). Does anything remain unchanged in an eleven-years-old child’s mind, then? Is it possib...

A Tim Burton Movie: Rewriting Alice



Sinem Torun | 01.07.2017

The foremost factor making Alice in Wonderland memorable is that it exceeds the limits of its time. Lewis Carroll talks about many things, which cannot even be discussed under the oppression of the Victorian regime. He criticizes many systemic issue...

Representation of Poverty in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory



Nisa Memiş | 01.07.2017

            Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which was published first in 1964, is about Charlie’s story covering the years of his poverty to his factory ownership. Adapted to cinema with the original title by Tim Burton in 2005, the novel tells ab...