Đorđe Balašević

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Đorđe Balašević : biography

May 11, 1953 –

In 2004, actor and film director Ljubiša Samardžić recorded the film Goose Feather (originally known as Jesen stiže, dunjo moja), based on the ballad "Priča o Vasi Ladačkom". The movie should have been recorded in cooperation between Samardžić and Balašević, however, the cooperation was not agreed. Balašević released the songs that should have been the soundtrack for the film on the album Rani mraz. The album’s subtitle was Priča o Vasi Ladačkom…/Muzika iz nesnimljenog filma (Story of Vasa Ladački…/Music from the Film that was not Filmed). The album featured folk rock sound similar to the one on Na posletku…. The album featured rerecorded "Priča o Vasi Ladačkom" and the instrumental track based on it, "Pričica o Vasi L." ("Short Story about Vasa L."). The album also featured the song "Maliganska", which Balašević wrote at the beginning of his career and unsuccessfully offered to Zvonko Bogdan, and which was previously released by pop rock/folk rock band Apsolutno Romantično under the title Đoletova pesma (Đole’s Song). The album, beside old associates, featured Zoran and Pera Alvirović (of Apsolutno Romantično), Andrej Maglovski (accordion), Stevan Mošo (prim), Beni Ćibri (double bass), Agota Vitkai Kučera (soprano), St. George Choir, and others.

2010s

In 2010, Balašević directed the film An Early Frost (originally titled Kao rani mraz), starring Daniel Kovačević, Rade Šerbedžija and Balašević’s daughter Jovana, based on the song "Priča o Vasi Ladačkom". The film received mostly negative reviews by the critics.

In 2012, Balašević released two new songs "Berba ’59." ("Spirit of 59") and "Ljubav ne pobeđuje" ("Love Doesn’t Win").

Books

  • Računajte na nas – book of poems
  • I život ide dalje – collection of columns
  • Jedan od onih života – novel
  • Dodir svile (1998) – book of poems
  • Tri posleratna druga – novel
  • …i od dva-tri akorda (jer ni ne umem bolje ja…) – book of poems
  • Kao rani mraz – screenplay for movie