Mediantrop broj 13

Mediantrop – MAK

This year's winner of "The regional prize for the media Ranko Munitić – Trepetalo of Trogir" is Dušan Makavejev, the most important Yugoslav filmmaker of global renown. Therefore, the special edition of Mediantrop is dedicated to both our own and the world's Mak, as Makavejev is commonly referred to. In this issue, the feature "Ranko's Zagreb 50's" includes a text on Ranko's first mentor on fantasy, Ivana Brlić Mažuranić. Tribute to Mak is also paid in the last feature, “The human condition”, a three-part story by Ivana Dimić on her "marriage" to Gogol.

There are also Ranko's three texts on Mak, all of them culturological must-reads, and a text by Mak himself on "The Parade". Many remember Mak's filmography, most notably and accurately the Ljubljanians Jurij Matan and Jože Dolmark. Their meticulous submissions on Mak's professional biography will remain ineluctable archival data for researchers of the oeuvre of their and our best-loved filmmaker. Greg DeCuir and Sezgin Boynik, foreigners residing in Serbia and faraway Finland, respectively, reprint their essays on Mak that have already been published abroad. There is a report on the publication of a first analytical book on Mak, by Australian anthropologist Lorraine Mortimer, submitted by her Belgrade editor, Milena Dragićević Šešić. Dragomir Zupanc contributes a kaleidoscope of memories about working with Makavejev while producing a TV show about him for the state television RTS in 2012. We look forward to the promised sequel to the Makavejev story... A transcript of Ms.

Radaković's interview with Munitić on the writing of the book Adio, jugo-film! [Farewell, Yugoslav film!] sheds light on the importance of Makavejev's influence on Munitić as one of the leading theoreticians and critics of the Yugoslav cinematography. Goran Trenčovski, from Strumica, Macedonia, submits a text bearing the intriguing title, "Za Mak na makedonski" [For Mak in Macedonian]. Contributors from all around the former Yugoslavia volunteered their feelings for Mak as a director both our own and the world's.

Zorica Jevremović Munitić