Interesting facts about the comedy "Beware of the Car"
• Interesting facts about the comedy "Beware of the Car"
February 3, 1967 the film studio "Mosfilm" introduced to the audience the movie Eldar Ryazanov "Beware of the Car." Today we have decided to recall the famous blockbusters and produced some interesting facts about its creation.
This story reminds fantastic scenario: modest and quiet theater actor amateur with a touching name Detochkin really is irreconcilable fighter with bribery and other criminals, and he is fighting for the good of children. While another actor of the same theater, that sort of activity is necessary to investigate the crimes of our "Robin Hood", he is presented as a cunning, insidious and almost imperceptible attacker.
This original script was written by a talented duo of Soviet cinema - Eldar Ryazanov and Emil Braginsky ( "Office Romance", "Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath!" And other blockbusters) based on the folk legend of the noble avtougonschika. Only at that time, this legend was considered a true story, and Eldar Ryazanov spent some time on fruitless searches for a prototype Detochkin - but in reality, this character does not exist ...
Initially, the role of Yuri Nikulin Detochkin planned, but he, along with the circus went on tour in South Africa, almost half a year. Then auditioned Oleg Efremov, but in the end the role given to Innocent Smoktunovsky and Efremov played militiaman Maxim Podberezovikova.
At the time of approval of candidates for the role in the film, Smoktunovski being treated for tuberculosis of eyes, which he had to stop for the sake of filming, and then continue after graduation. The disease was very serious: in the treatment took nearly two years.
It is noteworthy that the two lead actors - and Smoktunovski, and Ephraim were not comedians. Therefore their images turned out quite serious and even dramatic and comedy "Beware of the Car!" Turned into a tragicomedy.
But very easily and successfully entered the popular and beloved comedians Soviet Andrei Mironov and Anatoly Papanov in the concept of the film, also providing the entire film crew cheerful workflow endless improvisation and sparkling humor. The work of Andrei Mironov as "trade worker" critics considered to be one of his most successful.
A quote character Papanova firmly established in the life of Soviet society and relevant way to the present day, for example: "You posodyut, and you do not steal!" And others.
The majority of movie scenes filmed on location, and interestingly enough, at the beginning of the movie voiceover author argues that it is not known which city events take place. However, in a conversation in the pub scene, Detochkin utters a phrase that after the sale of one of the stolen cars, he returned to Moscow .... Consequently, the events of the film still takes place in Moscow.
Volga "GAZ-21", which Detochkin left the chase, owned Mosfilm. Subsequently, this car has filmed several movies. Also the car in some way made famous by the famous episode with Papanova "taxi to Dubrovka" (car there repainted) in the movie "The Diamond Arm". The same machine acted as a taxi hero of Ephraim in the film "Three Poplars at Plyushchikha".
Continuing the theme of the pursuit of Detochkin: waltz that sounds when a policeman pursuit "Elusive Avengers", uses a musical phrase from the song "Padam ... Padam ...". This melody composer Andrei Petrov - one of the most famous and recognizable in the film music world. The repertoire of the singer Sergei Nikitin have written on poems of Yevgeny Yevtushenko song "Mr. Glass", which uses the motif of the waltz from the film "Beware of the Car."
Back in amateur theater: there Smoktunovsky character plays the role of Hamlet. What is interesting, at the time of the movie have already Smoktunovsky was brilliantly performed the role in the film "Hamlet" was shown in 1964.
Especially for the shooting at the insistence of Innocent Smoktunovski Ryazanov passed on a driver's license. The story is not quite realistic picture director tried to make up for maximum reliability shooting process: all the stunts performed without stunt trick photography, that is, at full speed stuntman slipped under the truck rushing, pipe carriers, flew in the fast traveling trailer and threw the car into a ditch.
To play the role of Detochkin girlfriend - Luba, her singer Olga Aroseva had to actually get the driver the right to drive a trolley bus and then a real trolley during the filming.
Maybe this is a serious and responsible approach to the creation of a movie combined with high-class cast and an original script, and was the basis, which in the Soviet film industry were truly works of genius.