LANGUAGE OF THE AUDIO-VISUAL ART AND THE INTERPRETATION OF HISTORY (ACCORDING TO THE “MAGNIFICENT CENTURY”)
Visual storytelling of history involves a complex and multifaceted process. The historical drama "Magnificent Century" on television uses social and political allusions drawn from sources that describe and recall particular situational scenarios to sum up or represent the events of the time, the constructivist version of the series, on the other hand, calls into question the accuracy of historical facts and their cultural setting.
Historical movies have a big impact on how people see historical events and facts. In film episodes, historical periods or figures are dramaturgically at the center of events, and from a new (fictional) reality, the spectator is pushed to the point of attack (climax), to make the tale more engaging. This is similar to how historians recreate the past via written words.
We will attempt to present a broad overview of the interpretations of the historical narratives provided to the public by the series' creative team in this article based on the resources we have gathered and examined. The primary question is, "How is it created?" and "How is the narrative's modelled in the visual?" It is a work of art, as emphasized by the series' screenwriter Meral Okay and producer Timur Savji, yet it deals with the portrayal of historical individuals. According to the outcomes of exhibiting the image, the line between historical fact and fiction was not particularly clear to the TV viewers.
Keywords: historical, interpretations, glorious century, era, Suleiman the First, TV series, visual media.