Istanbul addendum

Louis Proyect lnp3 at
Thu Jan 23 20:15:42 MST 2003

Paul Buhle wrote:
>lou: the big issue in NEVER ON SUNDAY and just as much, Mercouri's earlier
>film (I now forget the name) was the incorporation of bazouki music that
>had previously been considered "gangster" aka "Turkish influence," played
>in sailors' dives and so on. Melina  legitimated it and the music, played
>by an imported greek band, made the film ceremonies of whatever year that
>was swing, and literally put Greece on the tourist map again. pretty
>amazing. I wonder if the Turks ever took proper credit?

Great! You've given me the inspiration to see Never On Sunday. Will report

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