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Béla Balázs (I) (1884–1949)

Béla Balázs was born on August 4, 1884 in Szeged, Austria-Hungary [now Hungary]. He was a writer and actor, known for The 3 Penny Opera (1931), The Threepenny Opera (1931) and Sonntag des Lebens (1931). He was married to Anna Hamvassy and Edit Olga Hajós. He died on May 17, 1949 in Budapest, Hungary. See full bio »


(age 64) in Budapest, Hungary

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 2022 Bluebeard's Castle (Video) (libretto)
 2020 Duke Bluebeard's Castle (Video) (libretto)
 2015 Le chateau de Barbe-Bleu/La voix humaine (TV Movie) (libretto - segment "Le chateau de Barbe-Bleu")
 2015 The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (TV Series) (libretto by: segment - Bluebeard's Castle - 1 episode)
- Tchaikovsky: Iolanta/Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle (2015) ... (libretto by: segment - Bluebeard's Castle)
 2009 Aki bújt (Short) (short story "Gyermeked látja életed")
 2005 A kékszakállú herceg vára (libretto)
 2001 The Miraculous Manderin (Short) (scenario)
 1988 Duke Bluebeard's Castle (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1981 A kékszakállú herceg vára (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1980 Karcsi kalandjai (TV Movie) (novel)
 1980 Veszélyes játékok (novel "Heinrich beginnt den Kampf")
 1979 Az utolsó nap (TV Movie)
 1974 Dreaming Youth (novel)
 1974 Kalandok és figurák (TV Movie) (novel)
 1970 A fából faragott királyfi (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1970 A kékszakállú herceg vára (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1963 Bluebeard's Castle (opera)
 1957 Az igazi égszínkék (Short) (tale)
 1947 It Happened in Europe (writer)
 1941 Shav mtebshi (Short) (as B. Balash)
 1936 Karl Brunner (as B. Balash)
 1932/I Grand Hotel (uncredited)
 1931 The Threepenny Opera (adaptation)
 1931 The 3 Penny Opera (manuscript - as Balazs)
 1931 Sonntag des Lebens (screenplay)
 1929 Narkose (writer)
 1928 Doña Juana (writer)
 1924 Kiedy kobieta zdradza meza (novel "Wife")
 1924 Moderne Ehen (short story)
 1921 Kaiser Karl
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Other Works:

Book: "Theory of the Film: Character and Growth of a New Art".

Alternate Names:

B. Balash | Balazs


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Hungarian film theorist and screenwriter. A committed Marxist, he left Hungary in 1919. In Berlin from 1926, he was associated with leftist stage and film projects and worked closely with Bertolt Brecht, Georg Wilhelm Pabst and Erwin Piscator. Worked in Russia as a professor between 1931-45, returning to Hungary after the war to help rebuild the film industry there. A studio in Budapest for young... See more »

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