Interesting facts about the film "12 chairs"
• Interesting facts about the film "12 chairs"
The director Leonid Gaidai wanted to film the novel by Ilf and Petrov "The Twelve Chairs", but when he applied to the State Committee for Cinematography, I learned that with this film has already said Danelia.
Frustrated director was ready to say goodbye to the dream, but suddenly Danelia abandoned film adaptation - it is blown and the idea "presented" the film Gaidai.
About auditioned for the role of Ostap at the studio "Mosfilm" has long been legendary. Not only on the role claimed by more than two hundred actors, and many of them were already very well known and popular! After a rigorous selection left twenty candidates, among them Vladimir Vysotsky, Andrei Mironov, Alexei Batalov, Valentin Gaft, Evgeni Evstigneev, Mikhail Kazakov, Spartak Mishulin Alexander Bielawski, Vladimir Basov and even Muslim Magomayev, who later relinquished the role.
At some point, the director opted for Vladimir Vysotsky, but before filming the actor left in the bout. Then, from the list of candidates he was chosen Alexander Bielawski, but the shooting had to be interrupted - it turned out that Bender is lost on the background of Kisa, Sergey Filippov ... And then the director found out about a little-known Georgian actor Archil Gomiashvili that successfully plays Bender in the theater of the city of Poti. Hardly saw the actor Gaidai was ready to defend it in front of all the chiefs who tried to dissuade the director of such a strange, compared with all previous, candidates ... By the way, on samples of 45-year-old Gomiashvili acted like a true Ostap - said he was 35 years old.
On the role of Madame Gritsatsuyeva were two candidates - Nonna Mordjukova and Galina Volchek. Mordjukova seemed too solid and serious, its appearance in the shot does not cause laughter and approve Galina Volchek not have time - the sound technician of the team led by Leonid Gaidai on set his young wife. Skaters VGIK student Natalia Krachkovskaya read the script, the role of the abandoned - it hurt to tears characterization of the heroine: "a woman of immense proportions with watermelon breasts." But the director brought her to the mirror and make sure that it is the real "poet's dream."
Leonid Gaidai wanted to find a real gambsovsky headsets, but it turned out that this is impossible. After a long search, the chairs of the famous furniture maker Gambs were found in one woman. Sell them to the landlady refused, agreeing only to the fact that the chairs from all directions were measured and photographed. In the USSR, none of the cabinet for the production of 12 copies did not take, so manufacturers cine headset is found as much in the United Arab Emirates. After shooting a few chairs survived, and Leonid Gaidai bought them in the studio.
After five years on the screens out the musical film version of "The Twelve Chairs" directed by Mark Zakharov, which Leonid Gaidai and Archil Gomiashvili perceived as a "comic-opera farce" and even as "criminal offense". However, Mark Zakharov played 10 actors from the previous film adaptation: Savely Kramarov, George Vitsin Edward Bredun, Yuri Medvedev, Pavel Vinnik, Gregory Spiegel, Kalabuhin Anatoly Anatoly Obukhov, Vyacheslav Voynarovsky Vladimir Ferapontov. And about what the film adaptation is better still argue, and each of Ostap has a large number of fans.