So, friends — today is an interesting post with a review of an old film, which shows the standard Soviet life. As you know, the fans of the USSR love to tell stories about the “great and mighty sesesere, who ruined the damn Gorbachev”. When such fans the scoop say that the deficit, queues and poor range of products was always in the scoop — they immediately cry out that the problems in the USSR began only in the Restructuring, and before that was peace and quiet but God’s grace.
It is nothing like a typical Soviet lies — the problem of this kind in the scoop has always been that from time to time slipped in the movies. I have already talked about the range of Soviet stores ceramidase years, and today I will show you how it looked the USSR in the fifties. The intrigue of the situation is that this period of Soviet history fans a scoop called the “Golden age” and on every street corner screaming about “Soviet Union, which we lost.”
A film that I will examine today is called “Housewarming Oleg Popov”. This is a small short film, filmed in 1960-m to year — it tells the story of getting famous clown Oleg Popov, new housing, and actually a very exactly shown the realities of Soviet life of the fifties — even a famous actor “gets” is not a huge free five-room apartment (which lie to the fans the scoop), and miserable in a communal room in the common kitchen. In order to celebrate the move — Oleg stifled in a long queue for food, and because of the inability ubitsa in crowded Soviet transport — driven home products on a tricycle…
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02. The film “Housewarming Oleg Popov” — short, only 24 minutes, one of the authors of the script itself was Oleg Popov. The film starts jauntily titles with fun music. In General, living in the Soviet Union — it was impossible to treat everything that happens without humor, otherwise I can go mad there. Such a bitter awareness of reality was called in the USSR “satire”.
02. The film begins with the Soviet-positive music — tell us about the spring and summer months. “Are brides gardens, and how much of housewarming celebrate people these days.” Spring has passed, summer came — thank you for this Party.
03. Then they show the main character of the movie — clown Oleg Popov, who is celebrating a housewarming party and getting ready to greet the guests, running around town for groceries. The first thing that makes Oleg, he ran into a store with a huge wicker basket in his hands — it is in the queue. What Oleg says with people in the queue is unknown (silent movie with only music and text of the author), but most of all, he asks “what gives” is a habit developed from Soviet citizens already in the fifties.
04. The queue moves slowly, Oleg periodically pulled by the neighbours in turn and say something like “you here did not stand!”. As you can see, all of these Soviet things existed in the fifties and was not sent by the Americans during the time of Perestroika in the eighties about it, just began to openly write in the Newspapers.
05. Knocking out the cashier, Oleg re-enters the new queue and can not get to the counter to get food. And also pay attention to the range! Oh, and what do we have here? Where are all these mountains free sturgeon fresh and Gostovskaya hundreds of varieties of sausages, which are so fond of broadcasting of each iron fans the scoop? Where all this magnificence with the Stalinist Desk people? On the shelves — all the same sad cannedthat in the eighties.
06. To get products without losing half a day, Oleg is literally on the heads to get to the counter and “use your charm”, having captivating girls. Note all the same dreary slides of canned food in the picture — I bet you thought they only appeared in the eighties? They were already — and not only in the USSR but also in other socialist countries.
07. After securing with the battle and resourcefulness products, Oleg trying to bring them home — but faced with a poor and crowded Soviet transport. The country making missiles and prepared is about to shoot a man into space, could not solve the transport problem even in the capital — the bus is a huge turn, and literally every bus gets crowded. But rockets!
08. Oleg helps to get on the bus a grandmother, but he to get into a crowded salon can not. In addition he almost loses his basket with all the shopping — the driver simply squeezed its doors and almost walked out. Shovels transport wadadli is a separate topic and a separate boorish type, never looking in the rear view mirror. I know lots of stories about how the Soviet vodatel clutched someone by the doors and went — for example in Minsk so vodatel of the trolley killed a man…
09. Oleg Popov tries to solve the problem of delivering the products in other ways, but they all tolerate fail — taxis are “already busy”, and from there it is simply thrown together with all mainom. The situation is a little bit exaggerated but very true to the main idea — to solve some vital issues, even the smallest, the Soviet people suffered the daily humiliation, and was used to them so much that he started to regard them as the norm.
10. In the end, Oleg delivers the groceries home on a tricycle — borrowed it from a boy and carrying products in my teeth. Humor that would be completely incomprehensible “stupid Americans” — there is already to 1940-th years the majority of households had personal cars — but such humor is well understood by all the scoops. By the way, if you notice — the coolest humor in the Soviet Union it was the one which was derided by the realities of a miserable Soviet reality. The audience rejoiced in the fact that the authors dared to show it.
11. In the end Oleg is at home in a new apartment and brings food to the kitchen. Shovels kitchen worthy of a separate mention — no kitchen is simply no, all of the items scattered separately — although in developed countries for several decades it was kitchen. In the center of the kitchen is a trough.
12. But okay, it is, but the kitchen itself is rather big. But we do have to be happy for Oleg, who got a new apartment with a large kitchen — how to instantly upiraetsya some aunt, which VoiceOver calls “the dear neighbor.” It turns out that the great and mighty Soviet Union “gave” the artist Oleg Popov not free semicomatose apartment, and a shitty room in a communal apartment. So the housewarming party!
13. In the process of cooking dinner Oleg is undergoing all sorts of adventures, mistaking the neighbor’s pot with her. VoiceOver speaks happily “what are you doing, Oleg, your pan right, Oh what would that be!”. Humour, understandable only to the scoops, who grew up in squalid communal.
14. A few words should be said about the Soviet quality and natural productsthat fall into the frame. In addition to canned, Oleg bought some meat that is only good in a meat grinder — in fact it was in the Soviet Union, normal meat would not get it even then. Onion patties Oleg cuts blunt shovels knife for spreading butter.
15. After preparing all the food — Oleg decides to take a bath, but that bath actually in the Soviet communal apartment-and no — Oleg has to bathe sitting in the tub in the kitchen. During the wash, you can sing the song Soviet cosmonaut, the Soviet Union is the great cosmic power! Launched a satellite into space recently. Wiped his nose Pindos.
16. During the feast there is another incident — it turns out that Oleg is messed up pots — and their “dear neighbor” and is served to the table instead of his soup it boiled socks. In this situation it is interesting that in the US people already in 1920-30-e years there was a washing machine, and shovels, until the collapse of the USSR, washing clothes in baths/troughs and put on a plate “residua” for linen. Poor Soviet life as it is.
17. Housewarming to Oleg, in addition to friends, also comes some inconsiderate drunks from among the “nice neighbors” — also purely Soviet realities associated with the lack of life in the Soviet concept of “privacy” as such. That means do not want to see neighbors? Are you against the people? And can you Bender? The Motherland don’t love the bastard? And lived…
As an epilogue I want to say this. Even in such short shorts can be a good look at the realities of Soviet life in those years the Soviet people lived in overpopulated communal apartments did not have their own cars, every day we are faced with queues everywhere, and ate enough bad food.
And these realities will not hide any stories about the “Golden age of the USSR”, which was allegedly in the fifties. There is no “Golden age of the Soviet Union” no. And never has been.
Write in the comments what you think about all this, I wonder.
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