February 11, 2011 / Mediation, Uncategorized
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July 21, 2012
Speaking, in an interview about Once Upon a Time in Anatolia*, about the influence of the works of Chekov, and other literature, on his films:
I believe that literature has had more impressions on my filmmaking than cinema. But I don’t feel like making adaptations. They have very different natures. But I always draw benefits from it. It reminds me of a scene, it makes me feel the atmosphere. So I utilize literature somehow. I think that literature is much stronger than cinema. It has a longer history. It’s more appealing to the imagination. It has much more potential to transform a person.
Jeffrey Overstreet watches far too many movies, writes film reviews and two weekly columns for ChristianityTodayMovies.com, maintains the Web site LookingCloser.org, contributes to Paste Magazine, and is at work on a series of novels. He works at Seattle Pacific University.