Author: Balogh Gyöngyi

Number of results: 6


Putti, Lya de (1896–1931) The tragically fated world star was an irresistible force and a modern artist blessed with enormous dramatic expressiveness. She was often referred to as the Hungarian Pola Negri, Adolph Zukor invited her to America but de Dupont, Murnau and Griffith were also keen to work with her.
Székely István (1899–1979) His film Hyppolit the Butler triggered an unprecedented golden age of film in Hungary. Under his influence, comedy became the dominant genre in Hungarian filmmaking, but he actually also experimented with other genres and didn’t stop until he reached Hollywood.
Korda, Alexander (1893–1956) UK film historians are unanimous in declaring that no other British movie producer enjoyed the unique mix of power, personality and imagination that made Sir Alexander Korda one of the world’s most respected and charismatic film moguls.
The Three-Hundred-Year-Old Man – Silent film from 1914 brought back to life A long-forgotten photo album preserving scene stills of the film featuring young Hungarian aristocrats was brought back to life, and through this an 10-minute fragment of the originally 50-minute-long film has been reconstructed from stills.
Ferenc Molnár and film Works by Ferenc Molnár have inspired many films, from the earliest days to the present day. Important movie directors such as Mihály Kertész, Fritz Lang, Charles Vidor, Zoltán Fábri and Billy Wilder adapted his dramas. In the following, we examine the filming stories behind 12 Molnár works.
The Dance (gallery)

The first professionally directed Hungarian film containing feature film elements was created not as an independent work but as a moving image illustration for one of the series of educational lectures staged at the Uránia Theatre of Science in 1901. Initially, Uránia presentations were illustrated with projected slides, and then with moving pictures purchased from abroad.

In 1901,...