Another traditional Christmas film.
Comedy musical film by Eldar Ryazanov “carnival night” for a long time was new year picture no.1.
In 1955, the novice Director Eldar Ryazanov was going to shoot the drama “the Meeting in Kamchatka”, but at “Mosfilm” his bid was not accepted. Film Director Ivan Pyryev offered him to make a Comedy, the script writers Boris Laskin and Vladimir Polyakov, who has three years gathering dust on a shelf, and not take no for an answer. For the work of the Director began without enthusiasm — a scenario he did not like, and he began to rewrite it. Later Eldar Ryazanov said that have set themselves the task to give the action such a rapid pace that was less noticeable different absurdities. To work on a Christmas Comedy began in the summer — most of the filming took place in the theater of the Soviet Army, while the troupe was on tour.
The role Serafim Ogurtsov, the Director wanted to take a theatre actor Peter Konstantinov, but the first rejected sample: “the Role of Ogurtsov should play Igor Ilyinsky!”. Ryazanov was afraid to work with a famous actor and going to it with a script, quietly hoping that he would refuse. But it turned out that Ilinsky became interested in the proposal by the young Director, and they immediately found a common language. To the role of Ogurtsov, the actor played a bureaucrat in the Comedy “Volga-Volga” and, together with the Director they were looking for a new character for the hero. Agreed that it needs to be proactive, democratic and shaped by a fool.
Lyudmila Gurchenko appeared on the set too, thanks Purevu. She came to audition, but it was a failure, and Ryazanov her candidacy was not even considered. However, Ivan pyrev saw running through the corridors of “Mosfilm” girl in a lush skirt and with an unusually small waist, and again brought to the pavilion to Ryazanov. He asked to re-sample an experienced operator who would be able to emphasize the provocative appearance twenty year old actress. The results Gurchenko approved, and her character went in the film. The script is thought — Lena Krylova was just an attractive girl spelled out without much drama.
The episode with the lecturer on astronomy, telling about life on Mars, which is whether there is, or not, were also not immediately — it was the Director’s improvisation. At the time, were active in the Society for dissemination of scientific and political knowledge, among whom were many strange people are willing to tell you anything and anywhere, just to pay for the lecture. Exactly they decided to make fun of in “Carnival night”, and for a small part of the mountain, the lecturer was invited Comedy actor Sergei Filippov.
“Carnival night” was filmed over five months, and when I showed the almost finished material I thought, those decided to finish shooting and forget about this unfortunate film. The material seemed to members of the hudrada boring and only Ivan pyrev believed in success. Film do not even have to advertise — he has released 29 December 1956 without posters and announcements about the imminent premiere. And the Council probably surprised when “carnival night” became a leader in the rental of 1956 and best film, 1957, on interrogation of magazine “Soviet screen”! The fame went to film Director Eldar Ryazanov and Lyudmila Gurchenko, for which this was the second appearance on the screen. After the premiere, the actress became a star, and her image of Lena Krylova, an example to follow.
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