Paul Leger Show

Paul Leger Show

Performed @ GarajIstanbul Istanbul, 2011

Inspired by the Paul Leger (Vincent Gallo) character in the movie “Arizona Dream”, a stage performance based on live reinterpretations of cult movie scenes, loosely connecting to each other to build a story flowing via intuitions, connotations & impressions.

“DECAY, VICTIMAGE, APATHY, VIOLENCE, LOVE, RAGE, REVOLT… EVENTUALLY: A UNION… WRAPPED UP IN A STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS, CARRIED BY THE RESONANCE OF CINEMATIC MEMORIES AND A HUMOROUS JOY OF ACTING.”

Concept & scene selection: Yeşim Tabak Director: Yeşim Tabak & Zeynep Aksoy
Performers (and Thanks to): Mehmet Ali Nuroğlu, Okan Urun, Gökçe Yiğitel, İlyas Odman, Aslı Bostancı, Melih Kıraç, Yağmur Gurur, Video & sound editing of the footage used on the stage screen: Osman Bayraktaroğlu, Video recording & editing of the live performance: Kaan Karacehennem & Franz von Bodelschwingh, Production Managing: Ayşe Tabak Yağmurcu, Zeynep Tabak Trailer: Ayşe Tabak Yağmurcu & Yeşim Tabak

Scenes used in the performance are from the films (in order of appearance): “Distant” (by Nuri Bilge Ceylan); “Plan 9 from Outer Space” (by Ed Wood); “Blue Velvet & Mulholland Dr.” (by David Lynch); “Female Hamlet” (by Metin Erksan); “La Chinoise” (by Jean-Luc Godard); “Bonnie and Clyde” (by Arthur Penn);  “Arizona Dream” (by Emir Kusturica); “Reservoir Dogs” (by Quentin Tarantino); “Distant”; “Simple Men” (by Hal Hartley).

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