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Balázs, Béla 1884-1949

Overview
Works: 382 works in 1,557 publications in 16 languages and 15,350 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Film adaptations  Musical films  History  Filmed operas  Live sound recordings  Art music  Scores  Songs 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Author of screenplay, Adapter, Translator, Other, Creator, Scenarist, Contributor, Dedicator, Scribe, Composer, Editor, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: M1500.B37, 782.1
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Bluebeard's castle by Béla Bartók( Recording )

90 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herzog Blaubarts Burg: Oper in einem Akt, Sz 48. Libretto: Bela Balazs
Die 3groschenoper = The threepenny opera by Kurt Weill( Visual )

46 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in German and English and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical comedy about the life of underworld characters in London at the end of the nineteenth century
Herzog Blaubarts Burg : Oper in einem Akt by Béla Bartók( )

106 editions published between 1901 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I. Bühnenwerke
A kékszakállú herceg vára = Bluebeard's castle by Béla Bartók( )

25 editions published between 1970 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory of the film : character and growth of a new art by Béla Balázs( Book )

44 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 865 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)
The cloak of dreams : Chinese fairy tales by Béla Balázs( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 521 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
Béla Balázs : early film theory : Visible man and the spirit of film by Béla Balázs( Book )

46 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 479 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
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( )

41 editions published between 1921 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bluebeard's castle : op. 11 : opera in one act by Béla Bartók( )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in Hungarian and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duke Bluebeard's castle by Béla Bartók( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stage works by Béla Bartók( )

4 editions published between 1967 and 2000 in Hungarian and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wooden prince ; Dance suite by Béla Bartók( )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1994 and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bluebeard's castle, opera in one act by Béla Bartók( Book )

63 editions published between 1921 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in Hungarian and French and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Film; Werden und Wesen einer neuen Kunst by Béla Balázs( Book )

43 editions published between 1948 and 1980 in 5 languages and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bluebeard's Castle : opera by Béla Bartók( )

in Japanese and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bluebeard's castle : an opera in one act by Béla Bartók( Visual )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in Hungarian and English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bluebeard brought his new wife to his castle and left her in the locked room with his other wives
Der sichtbare Mensch : oder, Die Kultur des Films by Béla Balázs( Book )

31 editions published between 1924 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kékszakállú herceg vára : op. 11 = Bluebeard's castle = Herzog Blaubarts Burg = Le château de Barbe-Bleue by Béla Bartók( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in Hungarian and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blue light( Visual )

24 editions published between 1932 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A love story/fantasy set in the Italian Tyrol, about a painter who defies a local legend by climbing a mountain
 
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The cloak of dreams : Chinese fairy tales
Alternative Names
Balaš, Bela.

Balaš, Bela 1884-1949

Balaš, Bella 1884-1949

Balash, Bela

Balash, Bela 1884-1949

Balász, Béla 1884-1949

Balaž

Balázs 1884-1949

Balázs, Béla

Bálázs, Béla 1884-1949

Bauer, Herbert

Bauer Herbert 1884-1949

Bela Balaj

Béla Balázs

Béla Balázs Hongaars dichter (1884-1949)

Béla Balázs Hungarian writer

Béla Balázs poeta, scrittore, regista e sceneggiatore ungherese

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

Béla Balázs węgierski krytyk filmowy, pisarz i poeta

Belazs, Bela 1884-1949

Балаш, Бела.

Бела Балаж венгерский писатель и поэт

Бела Балаш

بلا بالاژ

بيلا بالاش

بيلا بالاش، 1884-1949

발라즈, 벨라 1884-1949

バラージュ・ベーラ

贝拉·巴拉兹

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Herzog Blaubarts Burg : Oper in einem AktThe cloak of dreams : Chinese fairy talesBéla Balázs : early film theory : Visible man and the spirit of filmThe 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