Attila Varró

Visiting lecturer

Attila Varró received his degree at the Juhasz Gyula Teacher’s Training College in 1994 and he worked as an English teacher in a high school for three years and as a pedagogical assistant for 18 months. He has been working for the film magazine Filmvilag since 1998 as editor and columnist. He was teaching film analysis and review writing between 2000 and 2005 at the Vitéz János Roman Catholic Teacher’s Training College in Esztergom. He teaches contemporary film history to directors and cinematographers at the University of Theatre and Film and he gives courses in genre studies at the Department of Film Studies of Eötvös Lóránt University, Budapest.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • 38. Hungarian Film Week, Pre-Jury for Short Films, 2004; 2007,
  • Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary, Supporting Committee for Feature Films, 2006,
  • Supporting Committee for Television Films, 2008,
  • Supporting Committee for Script and Film Plan Development, 2009.
  • Titanic Film Festival, programme advisor, 1999-2005.

Areas of Teaching/ Courses Taught

  • Genre Studies

Areas of Supervision

  • Authors and Genres in Classical Hollywood (1930-1960)
  • Modernism in Popular Films
  • Comics and Movies
  • Far East Film (China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea)
  • Contemporary Genre Films
  • Cultural Evolution Theories in Film Studies

Selected Publications

  • Sifré-kódexek (Books of Ciphers). Filmvilág (1999/11) pp. 26-29.
  • Nosferatu árnyéka. Vampiria (Shadow of Nosferatu. Vampire movies) Filmvilág (2001/6) pp. 30-37.
  • Kubrick Nagymester (Chess Master Kubrick). Metropolis 2002/2. pp. 48-56.
  • Az önző remake (The Selfish Remake). Filmtett, 2002/2. pp. 10-14.
  • A Kép és a Szörny (The Monster and the Image). Metropolis 2006/1. pp. 110-123.
  • A háromarcú filmes: Kitano Takeshi (A Film-Maker with Three Faces: Kitano Takeshi). In: Zalán Vince (szerk.): Filmrendező portrék, Budapest, Osiris, 2003.
  • Kult-Comics. (Cult-Comics) Budapest, Mozinet Könyvek, 2007.
  • Csillagtérkép. Hálózatok a filmvilágban. (Star Maps. Networks in Film). Filmvilág (2009/5) pp. 19-22.
  • Műfajok eredete. Kulturális evolúció (The Origin of the Genres. Cultural Evolution), Filmvilág, 2009/12. 13-15. o.
  • Hús és vér. Az exploitation filmek műfajszövegei (Flesh and Blood. Exploitation Films and Genres). In: Grindhouse – A filmtörténet tiltott korszaka. Budapest, Mozinet Könyvek, 2008. pp. 73-95.

Contact Details

Institute for Art Theory and Media Studies

Department of Film Studies
Eötvös Loránd University
Mail: Múzeum krt. 6-8., 1088 Budapest, Hungary

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