Friday, January 17, 2020

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON HIGH END EPIC DOCUMENTARY SERIES RISE OF EMPIRES: OTTOMAN ON MEHMED THE CONQUEROR STARTING THIS MONTH ON NETFLIX

  'RISE OF EMPIRES: OTTOMAN' 
 ON MEHMED THE CONQUEROR
Ottoman starts January 24th on Netflix
We already had an epic series on this particular Turkish sultan two years ago but it wasn't overly successful and got cancelled after five or six episodes, but now Turkish Netflix is ready to launch new series RISE OF EMPIRES: OTTOMAN which is a mix of docu series and a scripted one. Starting on Netflix from January 24th in 190 countries around the world, this new historical documentary will follow Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II who wages an epic campaign to take the
The six part series is a mix of documentary and scripted scenes
Byzantine capital of Constantinople and shapes the course of history for centuries. This event is celebrated in Turkey as the highlight of their history,
Cem Yigit Uzumoglu plays one of the darkest figures in mediaeval history
but in Europe it was a dark moment when the last barriers against their invasion fell announcing many centuries of Ottomans' bloody rule in Southern Europe, a rule marked by death, rape, slavery, genocide and gruesome tyranny.

What's The Story About? 
Directed by Emmy Award winning Emre Şahin and written by Celal Şengör, Liz Lake, Kelly McPherson and Emrah Safa Gürkan, the series sees young Turkish superstar Cem Yiğit Üzümoğlu portraying the infamous
The sultan was just 21 years old when he conquered Constantinople
sultan Mehmed the Conqueror, while Tuba Büyüküstün appears as famous Serbian princess Despina Mara who, as one of sultan Murad II's wives, took care of him after his mother died and then helped him later on secure the
Tuba Buyukustun plays Serbian princess Mara who was forced to marry her country's mortal enemy Murad II in order to become a sultana and secure peace for her country threatened by the Ottoman empire
throne for himself. Tommaso Basili plays Emperor Constantine XI, while Tolga Tekin portrays Mehmed's father Sultan Murad II! Charles Dance is narrating the six part documentary which launches on the streaming service
Tomasso Basili plays Byzantine Emperor Constantine XI
next week bringing the epic 15th-century story of Mehmed II, known as Mehmed the Conqueror, which chronicles his astonishing and fabled rise from 13-year-old Child Sultan to toppling Constantinople in 1453 at the age of 21
The series was shot in English, although not very good as you can hear in the trailer
and becoming the ruler of the Ottoman Empire. The series also features historians including Roger Crowley and Jason Goodwin who give their in-depth analysis.

8 comments:

  1. Promising, a fascinating subject!

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    1. Judging by the trailer it seems they will be distorting the facts a bit, not surprised as the production is Turkish.

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  2. Yikes, anything that resulted in "death, rape, slavery, genocide and gruesome tyranny" can't be good. Although, I really love that red dress. Sometimes I want a dress up station like my daughter as an excuse to wear similarly fancy frocks.

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    1. I don't think real Despina Mara wore dresses like that, she was Serbian and was allowed to keep her traditions at the court as sultan's official wife (he wanted to show Europe he is not barbaric) which means that she probably wore more toned down gowns covered from head to toe and she also kept herself surrounded with our Orthodox nuns and priests as she was allowed to keep her religion.

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    2. I see. With the exception of the color, it looks very toned down to me, but I guess for that time it would be considered a deep V neck. Either way, it’s beautiful!

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    3. Yes, ladies at that time had veils going around their necks and heads, covering hair, but revealing the face, certainly no cleavages or skin showing especially not in Mara who was very religious and modest. And she certainly wouldn't be encouraging him to take the city as the city was the only thing that stood between his bloody intention and her homecountry of Serbia in the north.

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  3. Brutal, I am sure, but I'll look forward to this one.

    Dahlink, I am off to Cali in the morning, so my visits will be very spotty from here on out until we return. I'll have my iPad on hand, but we all know how blogger likes to mess around and not publish my comments from it. I'll check in when I can. xoxo

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    1. Have fun, deary, don't wreck any chaos in Cali they have enough of their problems I'm sure :)

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