Sinema magazine: Mug

Cinema for Turks.

Advertising Agency: Art Grup, Istanbul, Turkey
Creative Director: Ates Cavdar
Creative Group Head: Efsun Gunes
Copywriters: Odisseas Sevsevme, Caglar Kurtaran
Art Director: Berat Pekmezci
Photographer: Bahadır Tanriover (Ariza Photograpy)
Retoucher: Faruk Yurdakul
Published: April 2009

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Guest

I don't get it.something distinct about turks?

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Jet Propulsion Lab
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I know which movie they're referring to. It happens to be one of my all-time favorites. But what's the idea here? Do I need to be Turkish to understand it? Is it the size of the word "Kobayashi" on the bottom of the cup?

I feel stupid for not getting it... Help!

Guest's picture
Guest

All they've done is replaced actors in famous movie scenes with Turkish people. Here, they've replaced the detective from The Usual Suspects with a Turkish man. i.e. "Cinema for Turks." If you've seen the move like you say, it shouldn't be that hard to figure out... I like it.

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Jet Propulsion Lab
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I'm sorry, but what you just described is NOT called an ad concept. If what you just said is really the idea behind this work, I'd rather remain feeling stupid...

God, this is terrible!! : (

P.S.
Yes, I've seen the film something like fifty times already...

Guest's picture
Guest

so...you'll have to watch the movie to understand the ad ?
sorry, doesn't work for me

Roshan Quintus's picture
Roshan Quintus
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hmmm... no

bite me

manga's picture
manga
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what's the idea? cinema for turks is copy cat?

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palls
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can't understand what they want to say

"selling is advertisment"

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StarlaY
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First of all it's too forced... The idea, the execution etc. Also, as Turks are Caucasians, it's too hard to differentiate them from any other nation. So here, the casting was chosen to make the idea work and color adjustments were made on their skins. Otherwise, it becomes totally pointless to say "cinema for Turks" if you don't notice the Ataturk picture behind the man and of course the cigarettes. I may easily say, this ad wouldn't work a bit in Turkey and just made for the international awards. and hey, Kaiser Souze was referred to be a Turk in the movie... there could be a different approach if they took that point view.

And here's the last comment for Turks: Arkadaşlar, yapmayın böyle şeyler gözünüzü seveyim...

“Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working.” Picasso.

Guest's picture
Guest

Turks are funny :)

Guest's picture
Guest

"Usual Suspect", starring Kevin Spacey.
The idea is to copy scenes from famous movies but with "localized" characters.
it's clear to me, though I'm not Turkish and that I agree that the concept definitly lakes strength.

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Senhora Kolossa
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this is as bad as when something is really bad.

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hadrianapolis
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Nice photography, stupid idea

Zgru's picture
Zgru
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Usual turkish suspects?!

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Guest

if the only thing is to change kevin spacey to a turkish man, its really weak...
tell me if i miss something.

Guest's picture
Guest

put something associated with turks (like mustache, raki (turkish national liquor), shish kebap etc) and it will be ok. but it seems totally pointless now.

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