Saturday, March 4, 2017

RIP Vladimir Tadej



DIED Vladimir Tadej who worked for the famous director of many movies for kids and dozens of Croatian and Yugoslavian films as a set design

Jutarnji Kultura
By Objavljeno
3/1/2017

He directed dozens of Croatian and Yugoslavian films as a set designer, Vladimir Tadej has died at age 92.

Vladimir Tadej was born in Novska in 1925, he studied architecture at the Technical Faculty in Zagreb, and perfected scenery design at the studio Barrandov in Prague. As the most prominent Croatian film production designer he worked on about a hundred films, ranging from realistic and reconstruction scenery (Bakonja fra Brne F. Hanžekovića, 1951; Izgubljena olovka F. Skubonja, 1960; Battle of Britain V. Bulajic, 1969, in U gori raste zelen bor A. Vrdoljak, 1971), do naturalističkih (Tei Ana B. Bauer, 1959) and others, to civil and modern design (Jubilej gospodina Ikla V. Mimica, 1955, Samo ljudi  B. Bauer, 1957 Pustolov pred vratima W. Šimatović 1961; Kaya, I Kaja, ubit ću te! V. Mimica, 1967).

He was a co-writer on several animated films, he directed the cartoon Sve želje svijeta (1966) and eight feature films, among which were particularly successful with children: Pera Kvrzica (1970), Hajdučka time (1977), Tajna starog tavana (1984) Kanjon opasnih igara (1998). Zapažene su bile i komedija Žuta (1973) and the war drama Hitler iz našeg sokaka (1975). Other films (as director): Pakleni otok (1979), Anticasanova (1985).

He was awarded a Dobio "Vladimir Nazor" for lifetime achievement in 2004.

TADEJ, Vladimir
Born: 5/9/1925, Novska, Croati, Yugoslavia
Died: 3/1/2017

Vladimir Tadej’s westerns – production designer, art director, writer.
Cowboy Jimmy – 1957 [writer]
Apache Gold – 1963 [production design]
Frontier Hellcat – 1964 [production design]
Last of the Renegades – 1964 [production design]
Desperado Trail – 1965 [art direction]
Flaming Frontier – 1965 [production design]
The Halfbreed – 1966 [production design]
Thunder at the Border – 1966 [production design]
The Valley of Death – 1968 [production design]
Auf den Spuren Winnetous – 2004 [himself]

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