Classic Hollywood Films Adapted Into Ottoman Art

GoodFellasBased in Istanbul,Turkey illustrator Murat Palta has taken what most would consider classic American films and has adapted the most iconic scenes from these films into illustrations that resemble that of a forgotten Ottoman manuscript. Palta’s works referrence quintessential movies such as Goodfellas, A Clockwork Orange, Pulp Fiction, Inception, Scarface, and more. Palta had this to say about his project:

It all started 2 years ago with an experiment to blend traditional ‘oriental’ (Ottoman) motifs and contemporary ‘western’ cinema. After a positive response to “Ottoman Star Wars”, I decided to take the theme further, and developed more film posters using the same technique.

Combining global with local, traditional with contemporary, and adding a bit of humor made it a fun and rewarding experience for me. According to my marks that I got from the project, the teachers’ opinion were the same.

Hit the jump to check out these fantastic clash of early Ottoman artwork and western film


2bcbd110abb3f5b0535b688cafc3fa0c 53a0ebc51eb12da550a26374f5731486     Alien

69bdc9354a26e25ccfaca51de147124c  777c9dc3f6eec671963883cfe62f1f2c        Goodfellas

c84c9002e93d77cd2d54529db52e143e cca540fd8bac14e6c3c97b3ad8ce2e6c     Pulp Fiction

bef0413935fb1f130ca911b380bd94a2 e12c106820223eedcbdf81cccd52900f     Star Wars

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      Kill Bill

1553391eb7a79ab854692cc49ec8c47d ec1960f7b3a50f67a72ebd0323f3ccfeInception

b211e73a2b424e5ea3fac79a1795f4e4Terminator II

a691587ff7e19aaadcddfc51b42e3fe1 71763d97ca53ec274043432b11f9a8efThe Godfather

5c7db1b17466e78f4ab6b61da55e5fa5 b5022a475ef7ae47f13a2134a19993f3        The Shining

5676aa7fe13538baa37a307c624ae7d2 0e5c8ba2ee56ec3b72d703e77afe776d      A Clockwork Orange

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Source: FastCompany

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