Monday, November 9, 2009

Verhoeven in Istanbul

Istanbul Modern will be showing Paul Verhoeven's Dutch films, and he will be here to present Turks Fruit. Here's the Intro paragraph to my MA thesis about his highness:

"In the history of the Golden Raspberry Awards, only one director has been present to collect his award . That should come as no surprise, since Golden Raspberries, or Razzies as they are more commonly known, are presented to the ‘worst’ Hollywood has to offer each year. In 1996, Paul Verhoeven’s Showgirls, a flashy, NC-17 rated drama about a young dancer in Las Vegas received six Razzies, including Worst Picture and Worst Director. It was not the first award this Dutch director had won, nor would it be the last. Indeed, his various awards may start to reflect the uniqueness of Verhoeven. They include a Special Jury Award in Avoriaz and the FIPRESCI Award in Toronto for DeVierde Man (The Fourth Man, 1983), Best Director Award in Sitges for RoboCop (1987), a Golden Calf in 1999 for Best Dutch Film of the Century, Turkse Fruit (Turkish Delight, 1973), culminating in a Leopard of Honor, a Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Locarno Film Festival in 2000. "

There will also be a panel on Hollywood immigrants, with me, Engin Ertan and Burçin Yalçın.The full program is posted above (I tried posting it below, but couldn't - how does that work??)
P.S.: The panel will be in Turkish.

1 comment:

  1. I had a friend strongly urge me about ten years ago to see "Starship Troopers", just for the shower scene. I fell asleep pretty early and never got to it.