As filmed "eldest son"
• How filmed "eldest son"
June 22 famous actress Svetlana Hook turns 68 years old. In her creative life were quite a few peaks, but one of his best works, she thinks the movie "eldest son", which co-starred with Yevgeny Leonov, Nikolai Karachentsov and Mikhail Boyarsky. The actress says that during the shooting of a special atmosphere prevailed, and during this period she met her fate. In addition, several other actors combined marriage.
For the first time viewers saw the "elder son" on stage: performances were held in Irkutsk Drama Theater in 1969 and the Theater Yermolova in Moscow in 1972. The film premiered on television in May 1976 Many critics immediately dubbed it a masterpiece. "Eldest son" success secured by several factors: the foundation laid down play the famous playwright Alexander Vampilov and starring aspiring actor, who later became the first star of the Soviet cinema Mikhail Boyarsky Nikolai Karachentsov and Svetlana Kryuchkov.
For Nicholas Karachentsova this role was the first success in the cinema. The film's director Vitaly Melnikov risked inviting the main role of aspiring actors, but with the first meeting realized that was not mistaken in their choice, and the candidacy of other candidates have not even considered. Tandem Boyarsky and Karachentsova on the screen looked very organically, but behind the scenes they are not immediately found a common language. Karachentsov refused to participate in the feasts after the shooting, but Boyarsky was not averse to a drink and a chat.
Boyarsky called to work in this film a good acting school, because beginners lucky enough to be removed together with Yevgeny Leonov: "It is not too eager to communicate, but I was meticulous, the young, brash and it bothered:" Eugene P., tell me how here to play? And here?". And it showed. That's just repeat that it was impossible ... He could play my hero Silva, and the woman and cat - anyone. But most of all I envied his ability to cry in a scene. " Later he learned that the secret of this skill is simple - a piece of cotton wool soaked with ammonia.
Sam Leonov was entranced by the play, and the scenario, and from surveys and from his hero. In a letter to his son, he admitted: "Every time I say to myself:" I - Sarafanov "how comes to me absolutely clear, as if the whole appeared to me in its true form - people, things, facts. And as if all around understand that cheat and should not be hiding. I can not tell you what gives me a sense of the man. Sometimes I think: but this is some kind of fossil, and now there are none; Another time, I think: is the person of the future, completely devoid of contamination of the petty bourgeoisie. Bulgakov, a scoundrel, who identified himself by his elder son, said: "Dad, this - a holy man." It seems, you know, it looks like a saint. "
In the role of Natalia claimed Margarita Terekhova and Lyudmila Zaitseva, but the director without hesitation approved Svetlana Kryuchkov, for which it was a complete surprise. Even during the trial actress met with the director of photography of the film Yuri Veksler - and had a crush, though she admitted, "nothing in his appearance fascinating and stunning it was not. He was as tall as I, redhead, freckled. " They did not advertise their relationship, and for the director it was a complete surprise.
The role of the beautiful Nina Sarafanova theater played 22-year-old actress Larisa Luppian, she was invited to audition in the film, but was not approved. However, it is in this regard do not worry, because in the end got much more: during the filming he and Mikhail Boyarsky began to live together, and officially married in 1977. During the filming of "elder son" Nicholas Karachentsov signed with Lyudmila Porginoj. Both marriages were surprisingly strong that the actor's environment was a rarity.
Svetlana Kryuchkov later admitted that this film recalls with particular warmth, because he became fatal not only for her: "During filming, we were four weddings! I quit Moscow, the Moscow Art Theater and moved to Leningrad, almost to the street. I went to a man whom I loved, and we had not even painted (it was operator Yuri Veksler). Misha Boyarsky married Larissa Luppian, Kohl Karachentsov married Luce Porginoj, and Nick Nicholas, who played the pilot, also married during the filming. I think that this picture is soaked in love, because we were all in love! ".
The film brought success to another actor - the 20-year-old student GITIS Vladimir Izotov, who played Vassenka. It was predicted successful film career, but soon after a strong film debut it disappeared from the screen. Izotov starred in several films, and then began to refuse to directors and left the theater. About his future did not know any of his friends. Years later, it became known that the actor was the victim of speculators, lost his apartment, withdrew into himself and ceased to communicate even with our closest relatives. He was not just trying to find, but where he is, no one knows.
The film "eldest son" not only earned the love of millions of viewers, but also won a number of awards: Award for Best Screenplay and Intervision prize at the International Film Festival of TV films in Prague in 1976, a sign of the winner on the rating review competition of works by Leningrad filmmakers in 1977. Unfortunately, the success of the film adaptation of his play the playwright did not recognize: 4 years prior to the premiere of 34-year-old Alexander Vampilov died in an accident - drowned in the lake.