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Balázs, Béla 1884-1949

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Works: 546 works in 1,955 publications in 12 languages and 18,178 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Motion pictures  Live sound recordings  Musical films  History  Film adaptations  Filmed performances  One-act operas  Biography 
Roles: Librettist, Author, Author of screenplay, Other, Adapter, Translator, Creator, Scenarist, Composer, Contributor, Scribe, Editor, Dedicator, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: M1500.B37, 782.1
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Bluebeard's castle by Béla Bartók( )

81 editions published between 1963 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opening scene (13:41) -- First door: Bluebeard's torture chamber (3:57) -- Second door: the armoury (4:03) -- Third door: the treasury (2:30) -- Fourth door: the secret garden (4:48) -- Fifth door: Bluebeard's kingdom (5:45) -- Sixth door: the lake of tears (12:06) -- Seventh door: Bluebeard's former wives (9:00)
The cloak of dreams : Chinese fairy tales by Béla Balázs( )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 2,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""A splendid modern work ... What baroque dreams, grotesque scenes, ghostly, ridiculous, strange, and chilling brainstorms! ... All of this is remarkable, original, and uncanny ... I recommend that readers go and find some good time to spend with this beautiful book."--Thomas Mann." ""Flirting with aestheticism and exoticism, Bela Balazs's fairy tales draw their power from an oracular voice that traces paths of desire, dread, rapture, and sorrow, A master stylist, Balazs puts us in touch with the sublime through velvety prose that mimics the brush strokes of master calligraphers. Jack Zipes's introduction tells its own fascinating tale about how a Hungarian writer and intellectual found redemption in fairy tales."--Maria Tatar, author of Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in childhood." ""These fairy tales are wonderful, touching, and fantastic--you can feel the giddy liberty Balazs gave himself in writing them. I enthusiastically recommend them to anyone who can still feel the pleasure of being kidnapped by fantasy and being taken away to a land that is both vividly colored and intellectually curious. The collection is a delight and Jack Zipes's introduction is splendid"--Andrei Codrescu, author of the Post-human Dada Guide." ""This translation of what Thomas Mann called a b̀eautiful book' will enchant readers. Balazs creates a world of dreams in which the alienation of man from woman and soul from body is imaginatively overcome."--Lee Congdon, James Madison University." ""A poer in many genres--verse, drama, short stories, tales, novels, diaries, memoirs, philosophy, films, and film theory--Bela Balazs was one of the great dreamers of Hungary's sensational fin-de-siede generation. His long journey from Szeged. Hungary, led him through Budapest, Vienna, Berlin, and Moscow, and back to Budapest. These Chinese fairy tales reflect Balazs's wisdom, his powers of visual imagery, psychological insight, and playfulness."--Tibor Frank, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest." ""An astonishing find that deserves to be brought to light. The translations are beautifully poetic and a joy to read."--Anton Kaes, University of California, Berkeley." ""These wonderful and bizarre tales are at once complex and simple. I found myself rereading several and discovering each time some new and wondrous twist and detail."--Noram. Alter, Temple University" "A man is changed into a flea and must bring his future parents together in order to become human again. A woman convinces a river god to cure her sick son, but the remedy has mixed consequences. A young man must choose whether to be close to his wife's soul or body. And two deaf mutes transcend their physical existence in the garden of dreams. Strange and fantastical, these fairy tales of Bela Balazs (1884-1949), Hungarian writer, film critic, and famous librettist of Bluebeard's Castle, reflect his profound interest in friendship, alienation, and Taoist philosophy. Translated and introduced by Jack Zipes, one of the world's leading authorities on fairy tales, The Cloak of Dreams brings together sixteen of Balazs's unique and haunting stories." "Written in 1921, these fairy tales were originally published with twenty images drawn in the Chinese style by painter Mariette Lydis, and this new edition includes a selection of Lydis's brilliant illustrations. Together, the tales and pictures accentuate the motifs and themes that run throughout Balazs's work: wandering protagonists, mysterious woods and mountains, solitude, and magical transformation. His fairy tales express our deepest desires and the hope that, even in the midst of tragedy, we can transcend our difficulties and forge our own destinies." "Unusual, wondrous fairy tales that examine the world's cruelties and twists of fate, The Cloak of Dreams will entertain, startle, and intrigue."--Jacket
Herzog Blaubarts Burg : Oper in einem Akt by Béla Bartók( )

135 editions published between 1901 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Die 3groschenoper = The threepenny opera by Kurt Weill( Visual )

25 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in German and English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social satire set in Victorian London in which both government and underworld are portrayed as amoral and polluted by economic and political chaos. Polly Peachum, daughter of the king of the beggars, with the help of Mackie Messer and his gang, opens a bank in the belief that legal thievery is more profitable than larceny. In the end, Polly's father, Mackie, and the corrupt police commissioner become partners in the bank and mainstays of society
Theory of the film : character and growth of a new art by Béla Balázs( Book )

47 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author, in this new edition of a 1945 classic on film theory, proposes that films have a greater influence on the minds of the general public than any other art form; therefore, a careful study of film is necessary to control and direct its potential influence. He delineates the early history of films, pointing out that not until 10 or 12 years after the invention of the motion picture camera did a truly visual language begin to emerge. He traces the development of this visual language and examines the unique devices of silent films. He uses his knowledge of international film classics to analyze the effects and techniques of the silent film, concentrating on the powerful combination of the close-up shot and the skillful actor's face. Camera setups and photographic techniques, as well as editing techniques such as cross cutting and montages, are fully explored and illustrated. He describes attempts to emancipate films from their literary content in order to reach a higher level of abstraction. He feels that the great potential of sound films has yet to be realized. He presents his ideas on the problems encountered in the use of sound and color, on writing for or adapting existing literary works for films, on the differences between style and stylization, on film operas, and on the emergence of the screen idol. (Jy)
A kékszakállú herceg vára = Bluebeard's castle by Béla Bartók( )

23 editions published between 1970 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wooden prince : for solo piano : op. 13 : the composer's original piano transcription of his complete music for Béla Balázs' dance-play in one act by Béla Bartók( )

67 editions published between 1921 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duke Bluebeard's castle by Béla Bartók( Recording )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in Hungarian and English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded live at St. David's Hall, Cardiff, January 11, 1992
Béla Balázs : early film theory : Visible man and the spirit of film by Béla Balázs( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Béla Balázs was a Hungarian Jewish film theorist, author, screenwriter and film director who was at the forefront of Hungarian literary life before being forced into exile for Communist activity after 1919. His German-language theoretical essays on film date from the mid-1920s to the mid-1930s, the period of his early exile in Vienna and Berlin."--Pub. desc
Bluebeard's castle : op. 11 : opera in one act by Béla Bartók( )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in Hungarian and German and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stage works by Béla Bartók( )

3 editions published between 1967 and 2000 in Hungarian and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wooden prince ; Dance suite by Béla Bartók( )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1994 and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A kékszakállú herceg vára ; Bluebeard's castle = Herzog Blaubarts Burg = Le chateau de Barbe-Bleue by Béla Bartók( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 in Hungarian and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Geist des Films by Béla Balázs( Book )

25 editions published between 1930 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Château de Barbe-Bleue = Bluebeard's castle by Béla Bartók( )

2 editions published in 2006 in Hungarian and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bluebeard's castle, op. 11 by Béla Bartók( )

6 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in Hungarian and English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bluebeard's Castle : opera by Béla Bartók( )

in Japanese and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boulez conducts Bartók, Scriabin by Pierre Boulez( )

2 editions published in 2009 in Slovak and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herzog Blaubarts Burg : op. 11 : Oper in einem Akt by Béla Bartók( )

2 editions published in 2015 in Hungarian and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bluebeard's castle / three excerpts / Alban Berg by Béla Bartók( Recording )

1 edition published in 1992 in Hungarian and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The cloak of dreams : Chinese fairy tales
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Herzog Blaubarts Burg : Oper in einem AktDie 3groschenoper = The threepenny operaThe wooden prince : for solo piano : op. 13 : the composer's original piano transcription of his complete music for Béla Balázs' dance-play in one actDuke Bluebeard's castleBéla Balázs : early film theory : Visible man and the spirit of filmDer Geist des Films
Alternative Names
Balaš, Bela.

Balaš, Bela 1884-1949

Balaš, Bella 1884-1949

Balash, Bela

Balash, Bela 1884-1949

Balász, Béla 1884-1949

Balaž

Balázs

Balázs 1884-1949

Balázs, B.

Balázs, Béla

Bálázs, Béla 1884-1949

Bauer Herbert

Bauer Herbert 1884-1949

Bela Balaj

Béla Balázs

Béla Balázs écrivain hongrois

Béla Balázs escriptor hongarès

Béla Balázs escritor húngaro

Béla Balázs Hongaars dichter (1884-1949)

Béla Balázs Hungarian writer

Béla Balázs poeta, scrittore, regista e sceneggiatore ungherese

Béla Balázs scriitor maghiar

Béla Balázs ungarisch-jüdischer Filmkritiker, Ästhetiker, Schriftsteller und Dichter

Béla Balázs ungarsk digter (1884-1949)

Béla Balázs węgierski krytyk filmowy, pisarz i poeta

Béla Bauer Herbert

Belazs, Bela 1884-1949

Балаж Б.

Балаж Бела

Балаш Бела

Бела Балаж венгерский писатель и поэт

Бела Балаш

Բելա Բալաշ հունգարացի գրող

בלה בלז' סופר הונגרי

بلا بالاژ

بيلا بالاش، 1884-1949

بيلا بالاش كاتب مجري

발라즈, 벨라 1884-1949

バラージュ・ベーラ

巴拉茲·貝拉

貝拉·巴拉茲

鲍拉日·贝洛

鲍拉日·贝洛 匈牙利电影导演、作家

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