As filmed "a hunting accident"
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February 23 would be fulfilled 75 years of famous film and theater actor, People's Artist of the USSR Oleg Yankovsky, but 10 years ago he died. In his filmography - more than 100 works, and one of the most memorable was the main role in the film "a hunting accident." On set passion played out with heat of no less than the frame. As "Drama on the hunt" wedding ended in real life, and why Jankowski refused the role - later in the review.
After the success of the film "Gypsies Are Found Near Heaven" lull in the creative destiny director Emil Lotyanu - he could not have a few years to find a suitable topic for his next film. Until then, until his hands have not got the story of Chekhov's "Drama on the hunt." However, while working on the script, he significantly changed the subject. According to him, he sought to "remove a parody layer of excessive passions, make scenic framework more transparent and easy", but "to leave a feeling of impending disaster, eternal drama inconsistencies emotional outbursts and life circumstances."
Not all of the director's plan was clear. So, Oleg Yankovsky not found in the script literary fundamental principle and initially refused the offer to play the main role. The actor explained: "When Emile Lotyanu offered me the role of Sergei Kamysheva, I had a lot of doubts. I knew "Drama on the hunt", but after reading the script, ask a question: where do the Chekhov? But I also knew Lotyanu of his previous work. By the time he had already made a film "Lautaro" - a romantic story about a stray Moldovan musicians - and "Gypsies Are Found Near Heaven" with Svetlana Toma. And, of course, the prospect of working with such an artist was tempting. Do not forget, if there was in the country of the other cinema. And make colorful scenes of Roma, poetic painting with passion, love was a luxury at that time. "
The search for an actress for the lead female role lasted long enough - the director could not manage to find the girl, at the same time similar to Audrey Hepburn, Tatiana Samoilova and Lyudmila Savelyev, but do not lose your own face - such he imagined character. When his assistant showed him a photo of 16-year-old student of the ballet school of Galina Belyaeva, he realized that he finally found what he was looking for. True, the first auditions were unsuccessful - the experience of filming a movie and the training she had, and she was lost in front of cameras. But then Oleg Yankovsky helped her overcome shyness, and debutante approved for the lead female role.
The director recalled, "Galya was the only" non-professional "in the band, it was surrounded by a very large actors. Soon, however, we have seen that it works with full dedication and somehow so sincerely that others were infected by this feeling. "With you it is impossible to lie, everything comes out," - said Oleg Yankovsky. Rehearsals became more and more interesting ... ". Young actress managed to fascinate not only the entire crew, but also the director himself. While working on the film, 40-year-old Emil Lotyanu suddenly found that completely lost his head, and his relationship with the actress of the workers grew into romance. 2 years later, when she became an adult, they were married. This marriage lasted 5 years, but forever changed the destiny of the actress.
Galina Belyaeva later admitted: "When I first saw Emil V. absolutely not admit the idea that we can be with him. But he was so interesting and wonderful person, it was impossible not to fall in love with him. He was engaged in my education, not only as an actress but also seriously and gently raised my knowledge ... This film was not just my debut. Then I was absorbed by his first love and happiness. And that was the beginning of a new life ... Filming in the movie "My Sweet and Tender Beast" - this is a happy occasion. But somehow it seems to me that a miracle can happen in any person's life. The main thing is to be ready for it. "
When the director learned about dance education actress, he decided that it must surely show in the picture his dancing skills, and asked the composer Eugene Dogu write a waltz. He reacted to this request very seriously, having studied at the State Central Museum of Musical Culture named after Glinka waltzes all started in the 1880s. - it was at this time the action takes place in the film, but did not find anything that told him the idea of creating a new work. Nevertheless, the old melodies, apparently gave him a dose of inspiration - a waltz he wrote all unaware of one night that makes "music for the ages." He had a few sketches and composer did not expect that it is the one that he believed only a sketch "for itself", will be suitable. This waltz, which Emil Lotyanu called cardiogram film still appears in the list of the most performed film works. Ronald Reagan called him "Waltz of the century", and UNESCO included it in the list of musical masterpieces of the twentieth century.
The film "My Sweet and Tender Beast" was released 40 years ago, in 1978, he was seen by 26 million viewers, and since he does not lose popularity, becoming a long-recognized classics of Soviet cinema.