THE LAST TYCOON: In Tribute to Reza S. Badiyi (1930-2011)

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THE LAST TYCOON: In Tribute to Reza S. Badiyi (1930-2011)
by Darius Kadivar
21-Aug-2011
 

Reza S.Badiyi One of the most prolific directors in American TV history (Mission Impossible, Six Million Dollar Man), a Native of Arak in Iran, passed away. Thank you for all the memorable and magical moments. RIP Reza ...

One of the most prolific directors in American TV history, is Reza S.Badiyi. A Native of Arak in Iran, he started in Hollywood along with his friend and mentor the late Robert Altman (M.A.S.H., Short Cuts). Here is a Life in Pictures on bebin TV.

Photo in B&W: Left to Right Director Robert Altman,Young Assistant Director Reza S.Badiyi and script girl Joan Altman (Robert's sister) on the Set of the The Delinquents (1957)

Recommended Reading:

THE LAST TV TYCOON: Interview with Legendary director REZA BADIYI by Darius KADIVAR & Parisa DEFAIE

Bebin TV Interview of Reza S. Badiyi

Part I:

Part II:

Mission: Impossible Opening Montage:

Hawaii Five 0 Intro:

Six Million Dollar Man:

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Robert Altman Recieves Honorary Oscar®:

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M.A.S.H. ( M*A*S*H) 1970 trailer :

Altman talks about movie stuff on Dick Cavetts Show (1970's):

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Robert Altman on casting and directing (1980's):


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Reality-Bites

I watched a Badiyi interview from a couple of years back

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and he seemed to be in good health and mentally as sharp as ever! Sad to hear of his passing.

If you go through his career history on "IMDB.com" you'll be amazed how many famous TV series, programs and films he directed. The man had a great career and will be sorely missed.


vildemose

 " LOS ANGELES (CBS) —

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Reza Badiyi, who created some of the greatest opening sequences in small-screen history, has died, family friends announced Sunday.

The 81-year-old died “peacefully” Saturday evening at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, family spokeswoman Bita Milanian said.

During his career, Badiyi created the opening sequences for the original “Hawaii Five-O” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” according to several biographies of the Iranian-born director.

Badiyi started his career as a cinematographer and worked with such giants as Sam Peckinpah and Robert Altman. In 1963, he branched into television, eventually directing more than 430 episodes of TV series.

 

Directoral credits include “Mission Impossible,” “Hawaii Five-O,” “The Six Million Dollar Man,” “Baywatch,” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

Plans for a memorial service have not been released.

 

 http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2011/08/21/small-screens-record-holding-director-reza-badiyi-dies-at-81/

"Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe." Robert Browning in 'Ceuciaja'


amirparvizforsecularmonarchy

My Condolences to the family of a great director and person.

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Thanks for the Post Darius,

Sad News.


Faramarz

Thanks Darius Jaan

by Faramarz on

Every weekend in the good old Iran, there was the Gilligan Island, followed by the Mission Impossible (Baalaatar az Khatar) and once in a while it was directed by Reza Badiei which made us all proud.

The Gilligan Island was used to be called Naaf (Navel) because it was before Baalaatar az Khatar!

 

Simple Times, Simple Fun!


Anahid Hojjati

I liked Reza Badyie too

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condolences to his family and friends and all who enjoyed his work.


vildemose

More on his achievements in Hollywood

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 http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0046172/

"Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe." Robert Browning in 'Ceuciaja'


maziar 58

R I P

by maziar 58 on

Indeed his name surely brings good memories.

D K khan khabar marg akhoond ra ham bedid MERCI  

 Maziar


پندارنیک

RIP

by پندارنیک on

Good memories........


vildemose

 RIP. Most underrated

by vildemose on

 RIP. Most underrated Producer, director in Hollywood.

"Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe." Robert Browning in 'Ceuciaja'


anglophile

He was one in a million

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Darius jan

 

Thank you for remembering Reza S Badiyi. I am really heartbroken. He was a symbol of an Iranian patriot abroad. Every time I used to see his name appearing as a director of one of the Mission Impossible series (he was the most prolific director of that series) I was filled in with pride.

 

May God bless his soul.

 


Souri

OMG he died?

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I loved this man.

So sad  to hear this news.

What's up with this year of 2011?

Can'believe it!!