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What American Movies Take Place in Istanbul, Turkey ....

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What American Movies Take Place in Istanbul, Turkey ....

I have come to realize that a coworker mentioned that Taken 2 took place in Istanbul. I saw it when it first came out and had no idea it took place in Istanbul. Will watch when I get home. Any other movies that you may know of?

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1. Re: What American Movies Take Place in Istanbul, Turkey ....

Just some of the very recent ones:

Skyfall 007

Argo

The international

Ghost Rider II (shot in Capadocia)

Enjoy!

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2. Re: What American Movies Take Place in Istanbul, Turkey ....

And, the cable show Homeland (very popular in the US) will be filmed there in the coming months.

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Top ten movies filmed in Istanbul : istanbulview.com/top-10-movies-filmed-in-ist…

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4. Re: What American Movies Take Place in Istanbul, Turkey ....

I have an Iranian friend who lives in Istanbul who walked me through some of the places where Argo was filmed in Istanbul. It was kind of funny to have him point out all of the mistakes the producers made in substituting Istanbul for Tehran!

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5. Re: What American Movies Take Place in Istanbul, Turkey ....

Against contrary belief not a single scene of Midnight Express was shot in Turkey.

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6. Re: What American Movies Take Place in Istanbul, Turkey ....

I loved Argo. I do not know how true the story is but it is a nailbiting political thriller of the very best kind.

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7. Re: What American Movies Take Place in Istanbul, Turkey ....

Borus, I really liked Argo too. I especially liked the humorous parts with the fake movie production company. My Iranian friend says about 60% of Argo is true. The ending was much more suspenseful in the movie than in real life.

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8. Re: What American Movies Take Place in Istanbul, Turkey ....

Argo is wildly inaccurate. While the fundamentals of the story are true, the movie is substantially fiction.

Bill Clinton (who was President at the time of the event) laughed when he was interviewed about the movie.

HIs quote:

"90% of the contributions to the ideas and the consummation of the plan was Canadian [while] the movie gives almost full credit to the American CIA...Ben Affleck's character in the film was only in Tehran a day and a half and the real hero in my opinion was Ken Taylor, who was the Canadian ambassador who orchestrated the entire process."

The inaccuracies in the movie would take pages and pages here to enumerate.

I guess it is an OK movie, but it it is work of fiction based on actual historical events. I laughed through the whole thing because it was such nonsense.

The ending of the movie with crazed Iranians with machine guns was total fiction

Edited: 1:08 am, February 20, 2014
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9. Re: What American Movies Take Place in Istanbul, Turkey ....

I just watched Argo for the first time on tv as there is a Oscar winning movie channel opened for a month or so on Digitürk. The film is unbelievably good I thought.

Here is a list with more:

…wikipedia.org/wiki/…Films_set_in_Istanbul

by the way ther eis obviously a long list of Turkish movies set in Istanbul, some Turkish movies are really good and you can find them in D&R shop or similar, they are cheap and be sure to buy one with subtitles :-)

Cheers!

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10. Re: What American Movies Take Place in Istanbul, Turkey ....

VR- great list. Among those movies, I would highly recommend:

Hamam

Crossing the Bridge (The Sounds of Istanbul)

Also another one is Nar (pomegranate) which I really liked.