7 great films made in the USSR
October 12, 1957, the premiere of the film "The Cranes Are Flying". This picture is the only Russian film, winner of the Cannes Film Festival, although the Soviet cinema does not skimp on the masterpieces. 7 Recall the great films made in the USSR.
BEST DRAMA. "CRANES ARE FLYING". Mikhail Kalatozov
This is the only Soviet and Russian film won the "Palme d'Or" at the Cannes Film Festival in 1958. This tragic story of two lovers who are forever torn apart by war. On the set of an assistant operator worked Claude Lelouch, who on his return to France recommended the film to participate in the competition program of the Cannes Film Festival. The film did not like the then General Secretary of the CPSU Nikita Khrushchev, who named the main character of the drama "whore." The triumph of painting in her homeland came only one article in "Izvestia" without pictures and instructions director and scriptwriter.
BEST reflection film. "MIRROR". Andrei Tarkovsky
"Mirror" - antimeschanskoe movie, and so it can not be a lot of enemies. "Mirror" religiously. And of course, it is not clear mass, accustomed to kinoshke and who can not read books, listen to music, look painting ... no mass art and not necessary, and you need something quite different - entertainment Stay spectacle against the background of moralistic "story". " "Mirror" - a film confessional and deep. Proper watching experience - a catharsis. Tarkovsky - one of the few Soviet directors, who are still in the West, "responsible" for the Russian cinema. And it can not but rejoice.
Movies, turned out to be the biggest influence on world cinema. "Man with a Movie Camera". Dziga Vertov
Dziga Vertov, perhaps, the main inventor of the Soviet cinema. The film "Man with a Movie Camera" - one of the vertices of the mounting thoughts. This is a huge experiment in which the mass of the captured are not related to each other scenes on the timeline was born a work of art. The film is called Symphony installation and compared to Joyce "Ulysses". In "Man with a Movie Camera," Vertov refuses titles, script, sets and actors, considering these elements are not cinematic. He cleans the film from literature, painting and theater, leaving in its arsenal only means of shooting and editing. And thereby creates a "pure" cinema.
BEST melodrama. "Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears"
It is said before the talks with Mikhail Gorbachev, US President Ronald Reagan watched it 5 times! And in order to understand the "Russian soul". Although the film is not so much about the Russian soul, but rather the nature of the Soviet citizen's success, or citizen, as is the case with the film. "Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears", as is known, won the "Oscar" in the category "Best Foreign Film". Western audiences saw it differently: for example, American women's rights activists understand this film as a feminist. In the Soviet Union, the film razosholsya citations and made completely mad charges, although the success of the picture until the last moment did not believe even the director. The film seemed to him too melodramatic and lightweight.
BEST militants. "Pirates of the XX century"
The most cash (in attendance) in the history of Soviet and Russian film film. The secret of success of "Pirates" is not a unique story and not actors in a brilliant game, and the first demonstration on the big screen, the Soviet methods of martial arts. The film popularized karate, making it a true cult. Film and today looks at one go. Dynamic assembly gluing, optimal timing, mass stunt scenes - Soviet fighter without flaws.
Best Comedy. "The Diamond Arm"
"The Diamond Arm" - ektsentricheskaya comedy directed by Leonid Gaidai, has become one of the most popular Soviet films, of course, is no accident. Corporate gaydaevsky humor could not "kill" the Soviet censorship. The director cleverly left by the disputed bills (according to the censorship committee) scenes, use the "pink elephant" method. In the original version of the film director added footage of a nuclear explosion in the sea, and said that he could "give" only one scene. As a result, the explosion and removed. "Diamond Hand" was the "finest hour for the 27-year-old and Andrei Mironov, the film starred the entire family of Yuri Nikulin, his son played the boy" walking on water ", and his wife - a guide. The "Diamond Hand" is a reference to the James Bond films The scene where the "Moskvich-408" flies podtseplenny helicopter, repeats a similar scene from the movie "You Only Live Twice." Chef hand with a huge ring, unlocking the locks on the front door, refers to a ring on the hand of Bond villain Blofeld. Not to mention the famous scene in the performance of Svetlana Svetlichnaya. Such erotic Soviet viewer has not seen.
BEST HORROR MOVIE. "Vij"
"Wii" was the film in our ranking of the best horror film, not because they choose not anything else, though, it's worth noting the horror genre in the development of the USSR did not get. This movie is really scary. In the best sense of the word. The main role in it performed the actor who in a similar role to see at least unusual. Natalya Varley, who became famous to this role, "athlete-Komsomol-Beauty" in the "Caucasian captive" and Leonid Kuravlev, which we love, above all, for the typical comedy roles. The author of the idea of making the film was Ivan Pyrev, he entrusted the work of students of the Advanced Directing Courses Konstantin Yershov and Gregory Kropachovu. Filming process was not exactly smooth. With a group of actors and repeated incidents of "mysticism." This is not surprising. The film is based on the novel by Gogol - the most "mystical" Russian writer.