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The Midnight Express - Alfred Noyes - Audio Story - Soumen Ghosh
Having put human right abuses on the stage, the movie imaged Turkey and Turkish people as backward and brutal. Branded with a bad image, Turkey has felt the negative impacts of the movie in tourism and international arena for many years. Turkey has exerted considerable efforts to repair the damage caused by Midnight Express since almost three decades.
An unearthly whistle in the distant night signals the arrival of the ghost train known only as the Midnight Express. Cobbled together from the remains of train wrecks spanning the ages, the train provides the only reliable means of safe passage through the Tempest to virtually any destination in the Shadowlands. Controlled by Ferrymen, the Midnight Express winds through the Tempest nightly, bringing wraiths to destinations across the Shadowlands. Its strict neutrality maintained by the Ferrymen, it has become a popular meeting place for members of rival factions within wraith society. But the Feryymen also use the train as a means of finding those interested in a far different kind of journey - that toward Transcendence. Log In. New Account or Log In.
It is a movie about Turkey without any Turk in it, neither in the cast nor in the production team. Its hatred against Turks is too overt which makes the narration weak and less riveting than it could have been. Midnight Express is a story about a young American man, Billy Hayes, who was arrested in Turkey when he was smuggling hashish before boarding airplane. The film was released in and won 2 Oscars. Now it is much easier to reach the movie but it is getting less popular while there are more sources to learn something about Turkey. Midnight Express has a big impact in restricted Turkish image in the western world.
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