How to shoot the film "For family reasons"
• How to shoot the film "For family reasons"
40 years ago on the screens out the romantic comedy "For family reasons," which became a hit of the present, does not lose relevance to this day. Today, it seems perfectly innocuous story about family relationships, and in those days in the film saw a dangerous allusions to the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, and even a parody of the Brezhnev! For these reasons, some scenes cut from the film demanded.
The play "The options, or for family reasons," Valentin Azernikov wrote in 1975 for the Mossovet Theater. Performance in which starring Iya Savina Larisa Naumkina, Anatoly and Evgeny Adoskin stems, very popular with the audience, and after 2 years the author has addressed management "Mosfilm" to write the script for the movie. As a result of this history is not only earned him the all-Union popularity, but also help to get an apartment! Officials surprised that the story of the author about the housing exchanges do not own property, and he issued a warrant!
Initially Azernikova asked to write a play about Moscow and its residents to the city's anniversary. This proposal did not cause his enthusiasm, but while he was driving home on the subway, he had an idea how to show in the history of one family of a city - of course, in the apartment exchange, the more that "housing problem" was and still is for residents the capital of one of the most important! The playwright said that all his characters - fictional, but they have turned out so believable that even friends and relatives criticized him that he "copied" their characters with them.
Starring viewers could see the other actors: the film's director Aleksey Koren was nearly confirmed for the role of Lida his daughter, actress Elena Korenev, but samples more organic was Marina Dyuzheva, and the role of the daughter of the heroine Galina Polish got to her. And instead of Polish could play Lyudmila Kasatkina. Igor role - in-law of the protagonist - in the theater for the past 2 years he played Eugene stems, and this experience helped him get around on samples Vladimir spout Stanislaus Sadalsky and Viktor Proskurin. On the role of speech therapist claimed Savely Kramarov, but she went to Rolan Bykov. The film was busy and another member of the performance - Nikolai Parfenov. That's only in the theater, he played broker, and the film became deputy Galina Arkadyevna - the heroine Galina Polish.
The daughter of the main character played by a young actress Lida Marina Dyuzheva. Later she confessed that filming had agreed in the first place due to the fact that this story was very close to her. She even thought that the script was written about it! This feeling does not leave it up to now, however, she now sees its similarity with another heroine: "When I was shooting the film, I and my generation of girls have been completely on the side of my character. Now, when I was already at the age of Galina Polish, I am completely on her side. After 20 years, we will worry about the heroine Khanayeva ".
The shooting Marina Dyuzheva initially very worried, she find a common language with Eugene Steblovym can, Galina Polish and other famous actors - too stellar cast slumped. But all of her experiences have been in vain. Aspiring actress felt close to the professionals to easily and freely - treated it as a full partner.
Rolan Bykov for a long time did not give consent to the role of speech therapist - at that time he was busy with the shooting of his film based on the novel by Gogol, "The Nose" and could select another project for only one day. Therefore, the director promised Savely Kramarova that will take him to this role if the Bulls give up. Kramarov so wanted to play in the film that turned to playwright Valentin Azernikova with a request to put in a word for him. But the Bulls still decided to miss this role will be a big mistake.
The role Bulls complete their education in an elevator, having escaped from the set of his film for a few hours. As a result, I was born a masterpiece, filmed in just 2 doubles - the scene with the "fefochkoy" Lena and speech therapist from the street "bunk." However, the director lost his temper because of the fact that Evgeni Evstigneev in the frame could not help but laugh, but even that decided to leave in the film - too close was his reaction to a speech therapist with "fefektami fiction." This role has become one of the most recognizable in the filmography of Rolan Bykov.
Evgeny Evstigneev also initially wanted to turn down the role of the artist Nicholas because of the fact that at the time was engaged in other projects. But when he found out what story he has to play, and what will be the star of its partners, he agreed without hesitation. Evstigneev to appear in a scene often, director rewrote the script on the go and even took away one of the scenes in Steblova - when in the process of exchange of apartment hero met with the owner of an alcoholic.
The first and only in the movie was the role of the girl Lena for the granddaughter of actress Katie Zoya Vasilkova. On set, she happened to be - just one actress led her to the "Mosfilm". The girl was so charming that it was immediately decided to shoot an episode with a speech therapist. In the future, she did not pursue an acting career, she graduated from the philological faculty and works as a manager in the tourist company.
Yekaterina Vasilkova | Photo: kino-teatr.ru
The atmosphere on the set was very warm and friendly, and all the material was filmed in just 3 months. And here began the real complexity. To some of the editors of the studio thought that a speech therapist, not pronounce half of the letters of the alphabet - a hint or even a parody of the head of state Leonid Brezhnev, who also were noticeable defects of diction. Therefore, the final view of the film came from a very strict boss of Radio and Television, but the crew's surprise, she liked the comedy, and the scene is still not allowed to cut. But "under the scissors" hit the scene with a broker, played by Vladimir Basov. In his remarks about the Czech toilet in the apartment saw a hint of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. The episode was considered ideologically dangerous and was cut from the film without even notifying the director. Later on, 15 years later, the film was shown without the bills.
film critics seemed too lightweight, they called him "a spectacle at once", "nonsense" and "consumer goods". Even the actors themselves were not very high opinion of this comedy, and did not expect that she would enjoy such success with the audience. Eugene Steblov years later admitted: "It seemed to me that what we are doing - this is a very good, very high-quality consumer goods. But now I can say that I was wrong. Because time has shown that in this picture there is something that goes to the heart of the audience ... it's a strange thing - the spectator love. Unpredictable. "