How to shoot the film "Love and Pigeons"
• How to shoot the film "Love and Pigeons"
March 16 marks the '83 wonderful actor, director, screenwriter Sergei Jurassic. His filmography of more than 80 roles in movies, but one of the most striking works was the role of Uncle Mitya in the film "Love and Pigeons". Episode involving the actor actually should have been much more, and the film could be a two-part, but director Vladimir Menshov had to cut a lot of staff, criticized the censorship of immorality and the "humiliation of simple farmers."
The idea to make a lyrical comedy appeared in Vladimir Menshov after he saw the play by Vladimir Gurkin in the theater "Contemporary". Later, the director admitted: "It is not often it happens to me in the theater, but I was laughing, crying." Almost all the characters have real prototypes: the characters of Nadya and Basil, he wrote to his parents, Uncle Mitya - a grandfather, Baba Shura - a sister of his grandmother, Kuzyakin - real name of his neighbors, the story itself was also "peeped" Life relatives .
Menchov struck Nina Doroshina, who played in the play the role of Nadi, and although he later invited to audition for the role Lyubov Polishchuk, more organic still was Doroshina. Subsequently, in this image the actress appeared on the scene more than 20 years. Nina Doroshina was on set almost above all - her at the time was about 50, while Baba Shura was actually younger than her 10 years. "Grandfather," Sergei Jura was only 48. Couple, they were not only on screen but in real life - the actors were married in 1970 and lived together for almost 50 years.
Tenyakova Natalia and Sergei Jurassic on your screen ...
... and in life
Nature for shootings were looking for a long time, have traveled dozens of villages, but in the end, "Siberian village" found in Karelia, Medvezhyegorsk. The house is rented from the main characters of the present owners at the time of filming, paved all the trees in Siberia, built a porch and built a dovecote. In 2011, after a fire in the house demolished, now in its place - a new cottage. A platform on which the movie characters danced a quadrille, local residents dismantled for firewood and sheds for the board. Holiday scenes were filmed in Batumi, though the heroes had hard times: the shooting took place in November, and they had to swim in water with a temperature of only 14 degrees. In this case, pyrotechnics and illuminators heroically splashing around, pretending to vacationers.
The shooting was completed in December 1983, but the audience saw the film only after a year. On the picture of the artistic council rejected in several positions. The moment was just the height of the anti-alcohol campaign, and the first requirement was to cut all the scenes where the characters drank. The role of Uncle Mitya immediately fell almost entirely, many comical episodes fell. Menshov has refused to make changes, and he was removed from the installation. "Appoint another director for rewiring. But after all the tape edits frankly "drizzled". So I returned, and I have almost all defended. Except for one scene at the marina. Remember, when the characters leave unfinished beer, suitable guy and begins to drink? In this frame ends, although initially scene lasted a minute. We found a local resident, who during this time on the first take easily drank six liter mugs ", - says the director.
Nevertheless hudsovet film still defeated. Even at the stage of approval Menchov scenario accused of immorality and promotion of alcohol. Verdicts were harsh: "The picture gives the impression of some impropriety of peasant life and leaves a feeling of brute force and bad taste. Menchov is altered sense of taste elementary. The fact that in the theater as an actor could be performed in the movie has become a platitude ... Comrades in the State cinema looked the picture and decided that if drinking out of the picture removed, then everything will be fine. Binge drinking is now the tragedy of the people, not funny behavior. Therefore, to treat it can not be so easy. "
Another member of the artistic council said: "Intelligent Tenyakova and Jurassic play unintelligent people, and it is very much felt, not only in their depth, root behavior. Looking at Mikhailov, it is difficult to believe that his character is so drunk that he was the target installation only chase pigeons. But if you wanted to show the eccentric, then there is clearly a crank with a low ceiling, and it bothers me. " The director expressed such recommendations: "Reduce the number of binges! Tighten story Gurchenko: their relationship scene, the scene of the scandal. Thought it advisable to scene with flowers on the trees at the end of the film. Reduce dancing - very boring. "
The material would be enough for the two series, but many episodes had still cut. Unfortunately, they have not been preserved - the film was destroyed, washed away all the negatives. Alexander Mikhailov, starred in the film, said: "Seven scenes were cut! Very funny! If return them now, I would have been a two-part feature film. You have now just laughing lying if looked at her .... "