How to shoot the film "Hello, I your aunt!"
• How to shoot the film "Hello, I your aunt!"
Since then, as this comedy for the first time was released, it has been more than 40 years, but even today it has not lost its popularity. The cast was so successful that today it is difficult to imagine other actors in these roles. The main characters makes the audience cry with laughter, and they did not even know about what kind of tragedy shortly before the shooting survived Alexander Kalyagin.
For the first time a play by Brandon Thomas' Charley's aunt "was staged at the Royal Theater in London in 1892 After that it was a huge success in other theaters, and in the Russian Premiere of the play took place in 1894 in the theater Korsch . The first film adaptation appeared in Italy (1911) and the USA (1915), followed by the film version co-starred in 7 countries. After so many interpretations to offer something new is extremely difficult, however, the film "Hello, I your aunt!" For many viewers was the only known version of this story, staying out of the competition.
Initially the film had several job titles, one of them - "Who's Who". The final version was chosen for a long time. They say he has offered the poet Naum Olev heard this phrase from the Faina Ranevskaya in the film "Easy Life". To avoid repetition and to avoid the cliches of previous productions, the director chose grotesque parody-style eccentric comedy in which an organic look and painted lashes Donna Rosa, and huge freckles heroine Tatyana Vasilyeva and the dress of the impostor-aunt from Brazil, decorated with fringe on the curtains.
The shooting lasted only three months, despite the fact that we had to work at night because of the heavy load of actors in the theater. But in these conditions nobody complained - a team to find the ideal, not only the level of skill, but also in spirit. Armen Dzhigarkhanyan recalled: "This is a very happy picture. At all times. She's so irresponsible, reckless .. There the stars were - not the star actor and star of favorable situations. It is often in the art determines a lot. Excuse my naive memory of the "Tete", but people involved in the acting business, I understand that we should love one another. Looked at each other, they were glad we were funny. For example, I still love Kalyagina. I meet him somewhere, I feel a sense native. And Gaft and Misha Kozakov not come alienation. "
The episode in which the characters were thrown into each other's cakes, shot at 4 am. And in the frame not only was noticeably tired, but instead reigned unbridled joy - actors roared with laughter and amused themselves like children than were taken out of himself directed. At one point he picked up the cake to show how to behave in front of the camera, but he could not resist, unable to throw a cake, he was came laughter.
Colonel Francis Chesneya could play Armen Dzhigarkhanyan and Zinovy Gerdt. The first has already tried on the role of "a soldier who does not know the words of love" in the theater. But when the director asked him to make a double as judge Krigsa, no doubt, in what way it looks convincing, no one left. And when the role going to approve Gerdt, his theater went on tour abroad, and the actor was supposed to go with the troupe. As a result, the lame colonel brilliantly played by Michael Kozak.
For Alexander Kalyagin a major role in this comedy was a real success and a high point. He acted in films since 1967, but the roles were mostly episodic. Until 1975, it was not exactly a popular and sought-after film actor. Nevertheless, he was able to get around on samples of Oleg Tabakov, Vladimir Etush and Yevgeny Leonov. This work was for Kalyagina not only win as a professional, but also to escape from personal grief. Shortly before filming his first wife Tatiana died of cancer, and the actor was left alone with a small daughter. The comedy actor role was so organic, that many of his colleagues did not even know that the work was a way for him to oblivion. Later, the actor admitted that he only during filming, he could then at least briefly escape from the painful thoughts.
About his work on the way Kalyagin said: "My Charley's Aunt was born out of the memories of the women who raised me - mother, aunt. It includes features for girls and women, in whom I was in love, which just caught a glimpse of in the street or in public transport. With director Victor Titov, we never discussed: what type of women should play? God forbid. I have never been in my thoughts. Memory issue "on-mountain" the posture, gesture, the manner of holding a fan, shoot eyes, flirt, lift the foot, clap eyelashes ... we just discarded, it is not necessary. Yet the most important in the work was the memory of the experience of Charlie Chaplin, once snyavshego short film "Woman" ... Women's costume, I grew roots carefully, almost without taking off even at lunchtime. " This role has not only helped Alexander Kalyagin survive the personal drama, but for many years has become his trademark. The song "Love and poverty," he has always played in the creative meetings with the audience.
The critics greeted comedy is very cool - in their view, the action was too lengthy, the script - unfunny and boring. Armen Jigarkhanyan asked: "How can you, a well-known actor and starred in such vulgarity?" Fortunately, the response of millions of viewers was just the opposite, and comedy for 43 years enjoys the same success.