FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, 1963

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, 1963

Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Posted 02.08.2013
The Blue Mosque is the only mosque in Istanbul with six minarets. Five times a day the muezzin of the nearby mosques came out onto their minarets to deliver their resounding ezan or ‘call to prayer’. Rather than worry about the intrusion on the soundtrack, director Terence Young decided to leave in the muezzin’s calls as a part of the authentic colour of Istanbul.