Written by Efe Teksoy, “The Sandman”


Cinema Writer/Film Critic Efe TEKSOY; wrote the mystery, fantastic and horror series “THE SANDMAN” for America’s Los Angeles based Internet Newspaper @alaturkanews.


Produced by Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment, The Sandman released on Netflix. Based on the famous 1989-1996 comic book series of the same name by British writer Neil Gaiman, this fantasy narrative in the Dark Fantasy genre; It makes references to countless sources, from creation epics to gothic literature, from occultists to historical metaphors and various mythical symbols. One of the most popular comic book series of all time, The Sandman is followed by a large fan base around the world and is one of the few graphic novels on The New York Times‘ Best Sellers list. Among the creators of this adaptation, which is one of the highest-cost Netflix series to date with a budget of 165 million dollars; American producer David S. Goyer, known for co-author of The Dark Knight series and Dark City, and producer and writer Allan Heinberg, known for Wonder Woman (2017), Grey’s Anatomy (2005) and The Catch (2016). This series, which is a dark production with a gothic atmosphere that will be enjoyed by thrillers and horror lovers; takes the audience on a breathless journey towards a dream image filled with symbols of capitalist reality, where reality is intertwined between dream world and dream universe.



Morpheus (Dream), the Lord of Dreams, who has been held captive for years by a powerful sorcerer, is finally free and embarks on a frightening journey between worlds to find his stolen items and regain his power.

Stars; Tom Sturridge, Boyd Holbrook, Patton Oswalt, Vivienne Acheampong,Vanesu Samunyai, Mason Alexander Park, Razane Jammal, Sandra James-Young, David Thewlis, Jenna Coleman, Joely Richardson, Gwendoline Christie and Charles Dance.



In the series, which makes numerous references from literature to history and mythology, the character Morpheus consults three witches to find their belongings after escaping from Alex Burgess. In literature, these are the trio of witches in William Shakespeare‘s Macbeth. Also in Greek mythology, in the underworld Tartarus, the servants of Hades (daughters of Gaia and Uranus) Three sisters-Furies, the Goddesses of Hell; symbolizes Mégère, Tisiphone, Alecto. Another mythological reference is made through the character of Gault. Publius Ovidius Naso (Ovide), considered one of the three greatest poets of Latin literature, deals with Morpheus, who is known as the God of Dreams in Greek mythology, in his work The Metamorphoses. Ovid describes Morpheus in his book as a god with wings. In the science fiction movie The Matrix made in 1999, the character of Morpheus woke up the character named Neo from the dream and made him enter the world of reality and see the truth. Returning to the series, the character of Gault, who is a nightmare, takes the form of a dream after her transformation. Lord Dream accepts reality and frees Gault, who is now a dream, by giving him wings. It also symbolizes waking up from a dream and returning to reality. In addition, the constant presence of the raven next to the Morpheus character is a homage to the classic poem The Raven, known for its supernatural atmosphere, of the American writer Edgar Allan Poe, who is known as the father of Gothic literature.



Filming took place in London, England, at Shepperton Studios, part of the Pinewood Studios Group, and Leavesden Studios, a film and celebrity media complex owned by Warner Bros. Netflix‘s The Sandman, which is a horror and thriller genre, has a melancholic and dramatic structure that dominates the entire series. This adaptation, which will be enjoyed by gothic and fantasy production lovers, will take you on a frightening and mysterious journey.






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