Today is the anniversary of the movie musical.
July 20 marks the 93 years since the birth of film Director and scriptwriter Tatyana Lioznova, fame which brought the movie “he submits to the sky”, “Three poplars at Plyushchikha”, “Seventeen moments of spring”, “We, the undersigned”. Nobody expected that after these operations she will undertake the creation of musical Comedy, but the genre she obeyed.
In 1982 on the screens out the film “Carnival” – a touching, funny and lyrical story about how a small town girl Nina Solomatina performed by Irina Muravyova tried to conquer the capital. Behind the scenes left a lot of interesting points.
The screenplay was written long before the shooting. The author Anna Rodionova published it in the magazine “cinema Art”, where he was noticed by the film Director Tatiana Lioznova. This story did not leave her indifferent – after all, the main character, sincere and naive girl Nina Solomatina, resembled her. She reworked the script, adding many episodes – for example, the scene with the rollers in the circus and the episode with her sick mother. Many of the points she took from her biography: “This is the episode in which Nina is drinking in the cold icy water from the column. The house where I once lived, had the same column, and my friends did the same. The picture is to some extent autobiographical work. I also went through a lot on the way to directing”. Lioznova, too, had to work, and a dresser, and a cleaner, before it found its place in the cinema.
The lead actress adopted immediately and without trial: Irina Muravyova, Tatyana Lioznova has worked in the film “We the undersigned” and seen in this way only. Although the actress at that time was 32 years old, and her character is just 18! This role was given to Muravyova challenging for shots she needed to lose weight and learn to rollerblade. And they were special – with big wheels, maneuverable and bulky. The actress spent hours practicing in gyms to school uniforms came it fit.
Three months Muravyova had to train before she appeared on rollers in the frame. The first time the actress went all black and blue, and a lot of time has gone into them to make up. When she went on tour to Kiev, along with it went the coach and the entire staff of the ensemble “Rhythms of planet”, which had to perform dance numbers. Every day they practiced in the breaks between performances. As a result, the actress learned to ride pretty well, and she had to play in the frame the clumsiness and awkwardness.
Frame from the movie *Carnival*, 1981
Irina Muraveva was so convincing in the role of Nina Solomatina that after the release of the film many people began to equate the actress with this character, for which there was no reason. “In life I’m absolutely not similar to Nina. I’m a native Muscovite, is absolutely the girl home. Well studied, and the capital to conquer not sought. Moreover, in life, anywhere out of the house never left. I’ve never wanted to achieve something. I’m not a leader, but rather, led”, – said the actress. After starring in the movie “Moscow does not believe in tears” and “Carnival” Irina Muraveva has established a reputation as the best actress of the beginning of the 1980s. ironically, she herself was dissatisfied with his work, thought that looks ridiculous in the frame with pigtails and freckles and was worried that she was not allowed to sing alone songs – “call me, Call me” and other songs instead performed singer Zhanna Rozhdestvenskaya.
Irina Muravyeva in the film *Carnival*, 1981
The town of Okhansk, from which Nina Solomatina came to Moscow really exists on the map. But the shooting took place not there, but in Kaluga, as well as in the pavilions of the Moscow film Studio. Gorky.
Irina Muravyeva in the film *Carnival*, 1981
For many viewers, the final picture remains a mystery: so was fulfilled the dream of provincial girl becoming an actress or she came back in the Okhansk forever? Originally the final scene was even more sad than the end. Nina Solomatina, leaving in Okhansk, was supposed to meet at the station, Gypsy Karma, with which it is in Moscow together, and she told her that she killed a child. But that ending seemed too hopeless, and the Director wanted to end on a more lyrical and optimistic note, giving the viewer the hope that the dream of the heroine will ever come true. Many thought the final scene open, but she Lioznova said later in an interview that sees her character as an established artist.
The film had the audience such a success that even Eldar Ryazanov admitted to Tatyana Lioznova that jealous of her to the Director: “to make a Comedy where the audience sometimes laughs so that you can not hear the music, it must be able to!”.
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