Milos Forman

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Milos Forman was born February 18, 1932 in Caslav, Czechoslovakia . He was born by the name Jan Tomáš Forman and later adopted the name Milos Forman (Biography).His family was part of a resistance group during the Holocaust. When Milos was only eight years old his father was arrested for being part of the resistance group, then shortly after his father his mother was as well. After the tragic incident with his parents he moved in with other relatives, (Milos Forman).
He attended the King George boarding school in Podebrady, (Biography). The school was meant for boys who were orphaned during the war, but a large amount of the students were not orphans. Many political parties donated to the school and with these large donations the headmaster was able to provide good teachers for the orphans. The school became one of the best in the country. It is at this school where we would meet many other soon to be famous directors such as Ivan Passer (Milos Forman). This was interesting that politicians were pouring money into a school that was meant for boys who lost their families during the way, but then their sons started to come to the school. Due to the immense amount of those donations, the headmaster could afford to have the best teachers, and it became the best high school in the country (Milos Forman). However, he began his career as a screen-writer. Milos began to prepare for his career when he enrolled in Prague Film Academy to study screen-writing (Biography).
Milos career began in the 1960’s with his first film Magic Lantern II. It was not by any means successful. However, Milos Forman career was just beginning to blossom as a director. Milos Forman is one of the Czechoslovak New Wave lead directors (Biography). His films, Loves...

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...es in 1966 (Biography). This is significant because Milos Forman’s films contributed to the Czechoslovakian international recognition for significant films. Although, he did not win he made a mark in history for Czechoslovakia. Milos Forman’s work began to be studied by screenwriters and directors and contributed their work to him (Goulding 89).
However, all good things must come to an end as they inevitably will. The fall of Alexander Dubcek occurred and with it was a new time period of censorship and purge into the film industry. In 1968, The Firemen’s Ball was banned which pushed Milos Forman over the edge and into America’s hands. This move essentially halted his career as it was. However there he did continue to make films, but mainly they were adaptations of movies or books. His last original idea was said to have been the film Taking Off (Milos Forman Films).
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