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Humanities 2016, 5(1), 15; doi:10.3390/h5010015

Cine-Anthology of Hotels as a Place of Time and Death

Department of Radio, Television and Cinema, Gümüşhane University, Bağlarbaşı Mah., 29100 Gümüşhane, Turkey
Academic Editor: Albrecht Classen
Received: 20 November 2015 / Revised: 26 January 2016 / Accepted: 28 January 2016 / Published: 6 February 2016
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Abstract

Every place has a story. Hotels, however, have thousands of stories that are multilayered, interwoven, and imbricated. Their puzzled fictions resemble films in that they both overlap unrelated tales, phenomena, and characters within a short temporal fragment. Mysteries, secrets, love, cabal, fraud, hate, cheating, shows, fun, prostitution, gambling, falls, and so on—all of these conditions and emotions pertain to hotels, as well as films. Working under this framework, then, this paper aims to approach hotels as a temporal experience which goes beyond space for the purpose of both analyzing hotel deaths as a symbolic case of urban living and in order to interpret films as a type of testimony regarding social change. Beyond all of the bright surfaces, hotels represent and reproduce insincerity, insusceptibility, omission, coldness, and distance. Hotels represent gaps, desolateness, devastation, homelessness, and timelessness. View Full-Text
Keywords: hotel; space; time; death; cinema hotel; space; time; death; cinema
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Demir, S.T. Cine-Anthology of Hotels as a Place of Time and Death. Humanities 2016, 5, 15.

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