Alexander Korda


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Alexander Korda
Sándor László Kellner
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BirthplacePusztatúrpásztó, Austria-Hungary (now Hungary)
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Director, producer

Korda, Alexander

 

(Sándor Korda). Born Sept. 16, 1893, in Túrkeve, Hungary; died Jan. 23, 1956, in London. English director, producer, and screenwriter.

Korda graduated from the Royal University in Budapest and worked as a journalist. In 1915 he began his career in motion pictures; he made commercial entertainment films and melodramas in Austro-Hungary, Germany, the USA, and France. He moved to England in 1931 and in 1932 founded London Films, a share-holding company whose films considerably raised the quality of production in English cinema. Korda is known as a director for The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933), Rembrandt (1936), and That Hamilton Woman (1941; released in the USSR as Lady Hamilton). Korda’s films are distinguished by brilliant acting, dramatic intensity, and lush sets and costumes; however, they often sacrifice realism for the sake of entertainment. Korda produced comedies, detective films, science-fiction films, and screen adaptations of literary classics.

REFERENCES

Kolodiazhnaia, V., and I. Trutko. Istoriia zarubezhnogo kino, vol. 2: 1929–45. Moscow, 1970.
Kino Velikobritanii: Sb. st. Moscow, 1970.

V. S. KOLODIAZHNAIA

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