Prodromos Meravidis

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Prodromos Meravidis
Πρόδρομος Μεραβίδης
Born 1910
Athens
Died 10 August 1981
Athens
Occupation cinematographer, director
Years active 1948 - 1970

Prodromos Meravidis (Greek: Πρόδρομος Μεραβίδης, born in 1910 and died 10 August 1981[1]) was a pioneer of Greek cinema.

Biography[edit]

He shot the first Greek movie with sound and established the first color film development lab. In 1933, Meravidis filmed Volos and Pelion, while in 1936 he presented the first talkie newsreels in the Cineak theatre.

In the early 1940s, along with other photographers and filmmakers, he shot several newsreels and other short films[2] in the front lines in Albania. From 1945 until 1950, he filmed in all of Greece using 16 cm film on behalf of the Greek War Relief Fund, which financed the reconstruction of the countryside. His short film Kos (1949–50) was the first Greek color movie.[3]

Selected filmography[edit]

As cinematographer[edit]

Year Film title
(English translation)
Original title
and transliteration
1939 Better late than never Κάλλιο αργά παρά ποτέ
Kallio arga para pote
1945 The villa with the waterlilies Η βίλλα με τα νούφαρα
I villa me ta noufara
1945 Crete Κρήτη
Kriti
1946 Tripoli-Assea Τρίπολις- Ασέα
1956 Two Songs from Greece Δυο Τραγούδια στην Ελλάδα
Dyo Tragoudia stin Ellada
1947 Crete in Flames Η Κρήτη στις φλόγες
I Kriti stis floges
1948 100,000 Pounds Εκατό χιλιάδες λίρες
'"Ekato hiliades lires
1950 Kos Η Κως
I Kos
1951 Kidnapping in Crete Απαγωγή στην Κρήτη
Apagogi stin Kriti
1954 Open Sea Ανοιχτή Θάλασσα
Anihti Thalassa
1956 The Duchess of Piacenza Η Δούκισσα της Πλακεντίας
I Doukissa tis Plakendias
1958 Kos, the Island of Hippocrates Κως, το νησί του Ιπποκράτους
Kos, to nissi tou Ippokratous
1960 A Cruise in Rhodes Κρουαζιέρα στη Ρόδο
Krouaziera sti Rodo
1960 You Came Late Ήρθες αργά
Irthes arga

As producer[edit]

Year Film title
(English translation)
Original title
and transliteration
1945 Crete Κρήτη
Kriti
1946 Tripoli-Assea Τρίπολις- Ασέα
1950 Kos Η Κως
1954 Open Sea Ανοιχτή Θάλασσα
Anihti Thalasa

As director[edit]

Year Film title
(English translation)
Original title
and transliteration
1945 Crete Κρήτη
Kriti
1946 Tripoli-Assea Τρίπολις- Ασέα
1950 I Kos Η Κως

As editor[edit]

Year Film title
(English translation)
Original title
and transliteration
1945 Crete Κρήτη
Kriti
1946 Tripoli-Assea Τρίπολις- Ασέα
1948 100,000 Pounds Εκατό χιλιάδες λίρες
1950 I Kos Η Κως

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