Watch the Titles: Topkapi

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French Fridays updates with Topkapi. Stylish, glamorous and tongue-in-cheek, Topkapi is the epitome of the European crime caper and more or less established the genre of the heist film. The object of desire is the famous dagger inlaid with emeralds from the Topkapi museum in Istanbul. Title designer Jean Fouchet used colored acetate overlays coeated with vaseline and optical special effects to create the illusion of travelling inside a gem stone.

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