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Aleksander Ścibor-Rylski

Aleksander Ścibor-Rylski

Człowiek z marmuru

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Aleksander Ścibor-Rylski

Aleksander Ścibor-Rylski of Ostoja coat of arms (1928-1983) – writer, scriptwriter and screenwriter. He was a soldier of the Home Army, served in the Grey Ranks and fought in the Warsaw Rising. After the war he studied Polish philology at the University of Warsaw. From 1962 connected with the film industry: he was the artistic director of the Pryzmat Film Group. Among other distinctions, he received the Knight’s Cross of the order of Polonia Restituta. Author of many film scripts, including such films as: Człowiek z żelaza, Lalka (TV series), Człowiek z marmuru, Popioły, Dotknięcie nocy. In his script for Człowiek z marmuru he used some facts from the biography of a record-holding bricklayer, Piotr Ożański, who built Nowa Huta. The first attempt to make the film was in the 1960s, but the authorities banned it for many years. Andrzej Wajda resumed the project a decade later.

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