As filmed "The Crew"

• How to shoot the movie "The Crew"

Alexander Mitta has decided to withdraw the first Soviet film-catastrophe after watching an adaptation of Arthur Hailey "Airport". Hollywood movies at a time to the Soviet cinema is rarely reached and it was decided to create a blockbuster - an action movie, the effect of which would be built around a plane crash. However, Alexander Mitta knew that our audience some special effects will not be enough, so he wants to shoot this movie back in several genres - romance, comedy, domestic drama and fantasy ...

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The painting "The Crew" became not only the first Soviet film-catastrophe and the first film with erotic scenes, but osche and the first experience of producing. Part of the money allocated to the shooting airline "Aeroflot", though, putting several conditions. Plus, the financial support of "Aeroflot" has provided crew team decommissioned aircraft and equipment, released a few runways and facilities. In addition, the company's specialists have made some layouts for aircraft combined shooting.

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Initially, the film had a different ending. The hero of George Georgiy Zhzhonov suspended from flying and he was in the hospital, when friends asked him to overtake the plane. He ran straight into hospital pajamas, climbed into the cockpit, and there he met frontline friends ... In the next shot was again a hospital and a daughter of the hero said that he had died. State cinema is not allowed to leave the depressing ending. Secretly director told us that on the eve of the rental removed the film "Urban planners" just because of the fact that Leonid Brezhnev was angered by the death of the elderly protagonist and took it as a hint ... Alexander Mitta was very upset, but the final change.

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The main roles were picked up Alexei Petrenko, Nicholas and Helena Karachentsov Proklova, but it all went wrong ... Alexei Petrenko refused immediately. Nikolai Karachentsov eve shooting said he could only be removed one or two days a week - it shooting in Belarus and more employment in "Lenkom". Elena Proklova refused to act, when she was invited to sign a contact - it urgently put in performances actress drove off together. Nicholas Karachentsova replaced Oleg Dal, who, after two weeks of filming citing poor health, and left out of the picture.

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After the refusal of the role of Elena Proklova approved student Alexander Ivanes. The director of the film went to drama school to take time off to shoot a Woman, expecting any trouble - theater students hardly released in the cinema. But it turned out that Ivanes been expelled for delay and disruption of rehearsals, and the rector of very not advised to take it to the shooting: "Hlebnote Down and Out!". Production manager rector did not believe, and started acting ... Ivanes crew had with it is very difficult - the girl behaved as they see fit. The latest scandal occurred at the stage of installation - actress married, but that in the credits Yakovleva wants to be, not to say as long as they are not mounted ...

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The famous erotic scene filmed at night on "Mosfilm". Alexandra Yakovleva had no problem with nudity, but Leonid Filatov uninhibited role of Playboy had a hard time - in his life he was very different. He refused to act in sex scenes with no pants, so under the sheet was always in jeans ... The stage was much longer, but its artistic council did not approve, and the film included only about 20% of the captured material. But even they created a furor among the spectators and allowed to call modest by the standards of contemporary cinema scene "erotic".

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To remove a burning plane in the African airport, pyrotechnics decided to set fire to a decommissioned Tu-114. They poured into the aircraft diesel, paved the wire and began to wait for the start of filming. But given the spark wire and the aircraft flared. Everything became agitated, Mitt urgently summoned in time to remove the fire, but as long as the director was driving - the plane had unplanned burn ...

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From the "main character" - Tu-154 for the film managed to find only the tail. The plane went recently on the road, and a decommissioned air transport was not simple. But it turned out that in Omsk caught fire while landing one of the ships, and only a fragment of it remained. The tail is brought to a Moscow airport "Vnukovo" and filmed a scene in it repairs skin in the air. Anatoly Vasiliev allegedly got out of the plane and flying under the whistle and roar of engines, which imitated the powerful wind machine, repaired the ship ...

While filming the tail - there was also the "body." In one of the aircraft spilled mercury, and he was sent to demercurization. The director went to negotiate with the Minister of Aviation, to return the aircraft to "operational" quickly shoot a few scenes there. Minister allowed on one condition - to remove the same popular movies like "Heavenly slug" ...