Cine-Anthology of Hotels as a Place of Time and Death
AbstractEvery 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
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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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Demir, Sertaç T. 2016. "Cine-Anthology of Hotels as a Place of Time and Death." Humanities 5, no. 1: 15.
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