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Marcell Jankovics (1941–2021)

Marcell Jankovics was born on October 21, 1941 in Budapest, Hungary. He was a writer and director, known for The Struggle (1977), Hungarian Folk Tales (1980) and Johnny Corncob (1973). He was married to Eva Rubovszky . He died on May 29, 2021 in Budapest. See full bio »


(age 79) in Budapest, Hungary

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The Struggle Writer


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 2021 Toldi (TV Mini Series)
  Hungarian Folk Tales (TV Series) (literary advisor - 37 episodes, 1991 - 2008) (written by - 33 episodes, 1980 - 2002)
- Köcsögkirály (2008) ... (literary advisor)
- Az elátkozott kastély (2008) ... (literary advisor)
- Marci és az elátkozott királylány (2008) ... (literary advisor)
- Az aranybornyú (2008) ... (literary advisor)
- Hogyan telt a gyermekkorom? (2007) ... (literary advisor)
  Tales from Hungarian History (TV Series) (1 episode, 1986) (screenplay - 9 episodes, 1986)
- Szent László utolsó gyözelme (1986) ... (screenplay)
- Korona és Kard (1986) ... (screenplay)
- Zogmund (1986) ... (screenplay)
- Vértes (1986) ... (screenplay)
- Istvánt Királlyá koronázzák (1986) ... (screenplay)
  Gusztáv (TV Series) (32 episodes, 1965 - 1979) (writer - 5 episodes, 1968 - 1977) (written by - 3 episodes, 1966 - 1968) (script - 2 episodes, 1978 - 1979)
- Gusztáv csal (1979) ... (as Jankovics M.) / (script - as M. Jankovics)
- Kicsi Gusztáv (1979)
- Gusztáv halogat (1978) ... (as Jankovics M.)
 1977 The Struggle (Short)
 1976 Mézes-táncos (Short)
 1973 Johnny Corncob (screenplay)
 1971 Mással beszélnek (Short) (screenplay)
 1967 Trends (Short)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

M. Jankovics | Marcel Jankovics | Jankovics | Jankovics M. | Jankovits Marcell


Eva Rubovszky  (his death)

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Everyone works on monitor screens. To me, that is magic. I still do my work on paper, yes. Learning to use a computer screen would have been a waste of time. Whenever there's an argument about my opinions over digitalization, I always just say that from my movies, only my own drawings will survive. The rest is out there, in the cloud, who knows what might happen to it. But the drawings will ... See more »


Was an advocate of the notion that all films should be different from each other. In his view, if a movie looked or felt like another, then there was no point in making it. See more »


Metamorphosis. Shapes, objects, characters or entire scenes in animation morphing into other things, often to present some symbolic meaning. See more »

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