How to shoot a film "In Search of Captain Grant"
• How to shoot the film "In Search of Captain Grant"
February 8 marks the 190 years since the birth of the famous French writer Jules Verne. His works have always enjoyed great success both at home and abroad, and almost all have been filmed. The most popular in the Soviet Union was the film, which took off Stanislav Govorukhin on the novel "Children of Captain Grant" in 1985 about the history of its creation and about the fate of the actors today could withdraw no less fascinating adventure movie.
The first film adaptation of Jules Verne's novel was the film shot in 1936 by Stanislav Govorukhin has decided that in the 1980s. it's time to tell the story of the well-known contemporary cinematic language. His goal, he explained: "I realized that children are no longer read. So I just had to return them to the literature, albeit in the form of films. " Govorukhin picture can hardly be called an adaptation of the novel by Jules Verne - rather, it was filmed on its grounds. Stanislav Govorukhin changed many episodes, added new ones. In addition, in the film there is a second storyline - about the life of writer Jules Verne, whose biography of the director also interpreted quite loosely. The old film was the famous melody - Overture Dunaevsky Isaac, who remembers all the spectators. And Govorukhin used in his painting variations on the theme Dunaevsky and the overture from the first film.
The film "In Search of Captain Grant" was a joint Soviet-Bulgarian project, the budget was shared, and the shooting of the two countries were involved in Russian, Belarusian, Estonian and Bulgarian artists. Trip around the world to "Duncan" is actually happening in the Crimea and Bulgaria. Coast of South America were shooting on the southern coast of Crimea, Ayrton landed on the "deserted shore" in Chekhov Gurzuf bay. Many marine scenes were filmed in the strait between the rocks and the rock Chaliapin Adalar. Ayu-Dag replaced the Canary Islands.
Adalary Rocks near Gurzuf
In Crimea, shot the majority of winter scenes: snow-covered mountain pass in the Andes "played" the Crimean peak of Ai-Petri. At an altitude of 1100 meters actors insured professional climbers - when they were filmed without stunt doubles, behind the scenes they were kept on the belay ropes. Ai-Petri also filmed an episode of a dangerous avalanches, which have established a large wooden shield, carrying out the function of the fence. He stayed on the ropes, and when they are cut, tens of cubic meters of snow have fallen down. While on the set of a lifeguard, the actors in this scene were subjected to serious risk, which they may then simply not aware of.
In the mountains of Bulgaria
In the mountains near the Bulgarian town of Belogradchik and cave Prohodna filmed scenes with the Indians, captured Paganel, as well as episodes with savages, cannibals of New Zealand. Village where the film was kept captive, built in two months. In the mountains and forests of Bulgaria removed the Cordillera, swamps Australia and the Amazon forest.
Galina Strutinskaya as Mary Grant
The role of Mary Grant was the only major role in the filmography of actress Galina Strutinskaya. Prior to this it was removed only in the episodes, and Govorukhin she came by accident - it was noticed in the corridors of the film studio. Gorky's assistant director and invited to audition. During the shooting of 18-year-old actress married, a year after the film's release, she gave birth to the child and the family moved soon to Germany, where they live to this day. Galina has become a beautician, mistress of beauty, and in the movies never filmed.
The young captain, "Duncan" in love with Mary Grant, played by actor Oleg Shtefanko, who also became an emigrant: in 1992 he went to the US and settled in New York. There he had to work as a taxi driver and waiter and seller of furniture and cars, and model, and after moving to Los Angeles in 1994, he returned to acting. He managed to play in 14 Hollywood films in small roles. Since 2002 Oleg Shtefanko often in Russia, where starred in films and television series, and has since lived in two countries.
Ruslan Kurashov in 1985 and today
14-year-old Ruslan Kurashov, who played Robert Grant, the younger brother of Mary, the future did not link their fate with the acting profession. After high school, he enrolled in the Academy of Slavic Culture in the department of choreography and become an artist folk dance ballet.
Actor Vladimir Gostyukhin, who played the role of Major Mac Nabbsa, played more than 100 roles in movies and became one of the most popular and sought-after actors of the Soviet cinema. Tamara Akulov, who played Helen Glenarvan, in the 1980s. I filmed a lot at the time of filming the movie "Children of Captain Grant" has been the real star of the Soviet cinema. However, she was not given permission to shoot abroad - her sister married a German from Germany, and became Akulova travel abroad. Instead, filmed in Bulgaria understudy. In 1990-ies. during the crisis in cinema actress virtually disappeared from the screens. At the beginning of the 2000s. she returned to the cinema, in films and serials, but is fairly secluded life and rarely talks to the press.
Honored Artist of Russia Tamara Akulova
Unfortunately, there is no live actors Nicholas Eremenko (Lord Glenarvan) Vladimir Smirnov (Jules Verne), Lembit Ulfsak (Paganel) and Boris Khmelnitsky (Captain Grant). The fate of the Bulgarian actor Vladimir Smirnov has developed dramatically: in the 1990s. He remained unclaimed, addicted to alcohol and in 2000, died of a stroke.
Despite the fact that the role of lord Lord Glenarvan was one of the most successful in the filmography of Nicholas Eremenko, the actor did not like the character: "For me, this role has become a real nuisance. Somehow I always liked to play longer negative characters. But Glenarvan was the perfect man -besporochnym not to be hooked to build character! I, frankly, the character Ayrton villain in this film was pretty much over. "