Strong on texts not context, personalities not social categories, voices not scenes
, firm stands not processes, Commins' work is an intellectual historian's delight, full of direct quotes beautifully rendered into English.
These were not scenes
that were befitting of a modern Turkey, but rather, more reminiscent of a Turkey from the past.
Incredibly, these dramatic pictures are not scenes
from an action movie.
One of the trailers for Brian DePalma's film "Carlito's Way" showcases not scenes
from the picture, but titles of past movies featuring its star, Al Pacino.
So what we are witnessing are not scenes
from a normal election competition but rather a quasi-war for survival.