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Karel Zeman (1910–1989)


Karel Zeman was born on November 3, 1910 in Ostromer u Nové Paky, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary. He was a writer and director, known for Vynález zkázy (1958), The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1978) and Ukradená vzducholod (1967). He died on April 5, 1989 in Prague, Czech Republic. See full bio »

Died:

(age 78) in Prague, Czech Republic

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Known For

Vynález zkázy
(1958)
Ukradená vzducholod
(1967)
Baron Prásil
Baron Prásil Writer
(1962)

Filmography

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 1980 Karel Zeman detem (Documentary short)
 1978 The Sorcerer's Apprentice (dialogue) / (screen story) / (screenplay)
 1972 Prokouk hodinarem (Short) (based on a character created by)
 1971 The Voyage of Sinbad (Short)
 1970 Na komete
 1967 Ukradená vzducholod (screen treatment) / (screenplay)
 1964 Bláznova kronika (screenplay)
 1962 Baron Prásil (screenplay)
 1960 Laterna magika II (Documentary)
 1959 Pan Proukock akrobatem (Short)
 1958 Pan Proukock detektivem (Short)
 1958 Vynález zkázy (freely adapted for the screen) / (scenario)
 1955 A Friend of Animals (Short)
 1952 A Treasure on Bird Island (screenplay)
 1950 Král Lávra (Short) (screenplay)
 1949 Inspiration (Short)
 1949 Pan Prokouk vynálezcem (Short) (screenplay)
 1948 Pan Prokouk filmuje (Short) (screenplay)
 1947 Brigade (Short)
 1947 Pan Prokouk ouraduje (Short) (screenplay)
 1947 Pan Prokouk v pokusení (Short)
 1946 Hamster (Short)
 1946 Podkova pro stestí (Short)
 1946 Vánocní sen (Short)
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Former advertising man, window dresser and poster designer who became a noted pioneer of cinematic live action and animation techniques. From 1955, he produced a series of short fantasy and science-fiction films, which were celebrated for their visual artistry and influenced such later film makers as Terry Gilliam. See more »

Trademark:

Fantasy films, frequently using inventive combinations of animation and live action.

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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