February 11, 2014

Istanbul. June, 2007

Topkapi Palace seen from a ferry crossing the Bosphorus from the Asian to the European side of the city. See all those chimneys in the center of the building? The kitchens. Plural. For those of you unfamiliar with this palace and its treasures, please find and watch Jules Dassin’s superb heist thriller, Topkapi, starring Mrs. Dassin (aka Melina Mercouri). It’s a great screen adaptation of Eric Ambler’s The Light of Day (a wonderful book that my friend Stephen led me to many years after I’d seen the film and visited the palace.)

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