Vlada Petrić

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Vladimir “Vlada” Petrić

(1928-03-11)March 11, 1928
DiedNovember 13, 2019(2019-11-13) (aged 91)
CitizenshipUnited States
EducationPhD in film studies
Alma materUniversity of Belgrade
  • Professor
  • Author
  • Playwright
Known forHe is the first recipient of a PhD in film studies in the United States
Spouse(s)Dara Čalenić

Vladimir “Vlada” Petrić (11 March 1928 - November 13, 2019) was a film studies professor at Harvard University, an author, playwright, and co-founder of the Harvard Film Archive.[1][2][3]

Selected artistic achievements


  • The Theater of Joakim Vujić (Театар Јоакима Вујића)
  • The Word of Light (Слово светлости)
  • Priest Ćira and Priest Spiro (Поп Ћира и поп Спира)
  • For Lucretia (За Лукрецију)
  • The Personage (Персона), etc.


  • Monsieur Joseph (Мсје Жозеф)
  • Mica and Mikica (Мица и Микица)
  • Laža i Paralaža (Лажа и Паралажа)
  • Together on the Railroad (Двоје на прузи)
  • Going for the First Time with Father to Matins (Први пут са оцем на јутрење)
  • The People Will Recompense It All (Све ће то народ позлатити)
  • The German Girl (Швабица), etc.


  • The Cage (Кавез)[4]
  • The Fatal Thirst (Кобна жеђ)[4];
  • The Miracle Worker of the Stage (Чудотворка позорнице)
  • Merci(less) Angel [(Не)милосрдни анђео]; Symphony of Hands (Симфонија руку)[4]
  • The Language of Silent Films
  • Wall of Memories
  • Emily Dickinson: 3B

Books and studies

  • The Magical Screen (Чаробни екран, 1962)
  • Shakespeare in Film (Шекспир на филму, 1963)
  • Introduction to Film (Увођење у филм, 1968)[4]
  • The Development of Film Genres (Развој филмских врста и жанрова, 1969)
  • Television – The Eighth Force (Телевизија – осма сила, 1970)[4]
  • Griffith’s Masterpiece: A Corner in Wheat (1976)[4]
  • Film and Dreams: An Approach to Bergman (1981)[4]
  • Dreyer’s Concept of Cinematic Abstraction (1975)
  • Film Scholarship and Impressionistic Film Criticism (1976)
  • The Vorkapich Effect (1978)
  • Dziga Vertov as Theorist (1979)
  • Bergman and Dreams (1981)
  • The Avenging Conscience: An Early Dream Film (1972)
  • How Bergman Conveys Nightmares in a Cinematic Way (1973)
  • A Page of Madness: A Structural Analysis of the Japanese Film (1984)
  • Tarkovsky’s Oneiric Visions (1990)
  • Ideology and Cinema (1995)
  • Function of Form in Fellini’s Eight and a Half (1996)


  1. https://wwww.bostonglobe.com/metro/obituaries/2019/12/19/vlada-petric-cofounder-harvard-film-archive-dies/3ixFAUd93ggl5wQ85TZQlL/story.html%3foutputType=amp
  2. "The man with a movie passion: remembering Vlada Petric - The Boston Globe". www.bostonglobe.com.
  3. Serbia, RTS, Radio televizija Srbije, Radio Television of. "Povratak Vlade Petrića". www.rts.rs.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 "Vlada Petric - Monoskop". monoskop.org.

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