Kostolevsky’s Haircut, Abdulov’s Costume, Korenev’s Eyes: TV Viewers Got to See the Soviet Film Ideal :: News

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Peter Kavinsky

Facial features, costume and hairstyle were chosen by the viewers of the Mosfilm TV channel. Gold Collection”

TV channel Mosfilm. Golden Collection” in collaboration with illustrator Lera Kiryakova created the image of the ideal hero of Soviet cinema. Facial features, costume and hairstyle were chosen by the viewers of the TV channel. And the artist, known all over the world for her ” cartoon’ portraits of celebrities, painted a collective image of the hero.

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TV channel Mosfilm. Golden Collection “on the 2nd anniversary of the broadcast, a gift was given to fans of Soviet cinema, creating the image of an ideal movie hero. Previously, the audience on the channel’s social networks was asked for the most elegant hairstyle, expressive eyes , attractive facial features and choosing the most suitable suit As a result, the public’s sympathies were divided as follows:

Haircut – scout Andrey Borodin, “Tehran-43” (Igor Kostolevsky)

Eyes – Ichthyander, “Amphibian” (Vladimir Korenev)

Nose – Zhenya Kolyshkin, “Zhenya, Zhenechka and Katyusha” (Oleg Dal)

Lips – Nikita, student, Carnival (Alexander Abdulov)

Chin – Sergey Sergeevich, senior mechanic, “Pirates of the 20th century” (Nikolai Eremenko)

Costume Ivan Pukhov, “Wizards” (Alexander Abdulov)

Haircut – scout Andrey Borodin, “Tehran-43” (Igor Kostolevsky)

Among the images from which the audience chose were Alexander Belov’s curly hair in the film “Midshipmen, Forward”, Gosha’s cap from “Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears”, the fashionable haircut of the hero Kozodoev from “The Diamond Hand”, but for the ideal hero, the public chose the haircut of the scout Borodin, performed by Igor Kostolevsky. By the time of filming in the Soviet-French film “Tehran-43”, the actor was already known for the films “Star of Captivating Happiness”, “And it’s all about him”, “Nameless Star” – that’s why they took him to the role even without samples. True, on the posters created for the premiere of the film, the foreground the name of Alain Delon, who played the police inspector, then the names of the protagonists – Natalia Belokhvostikova and Igor Kostolevsky. This in order to attract more viewers. But today everyone remembers and loves this film exactly in the image created by Kostolevsky .

By the way, Borodin had a real prototype – intelligence officer Gevork Vartanyan, with whom Kostolevsky consulted while working on the role.

Eyes – Ichthyander, “Amphibian” (Vladimir Korenev)

Vladimir Korenev played Ichthyander when he was still in his senior year at GITIS. When choosing an actor for the main role, director Vladimir Chebotarev was looking for an ideally handsome young man with a “sea in his eyes” – this is exactly what he noticed in Korenev. The actor was born in Sevastopol, got used to the sea, besides, the novel “Amphibian Man” was his favorite work.

After the release of the film in wide release in 1962, Vladimir became incredibly popular, postcards with his image were scarce. There is a legend that in Leningrad, when a photo of the actor appeared in the window of a newspaper stand, fans overthrew the kiosk in the battle for rarity.

The blue-blue eyes of Ichthyander in the vote were preferred by the audience to the cold look of Ostap Bender performed by Andrei Mironov, the burning eyes of Kondraty Ryleev from the film “Star of Captivating Happiness” and the loving look of the hero Alexei Rybnikov in the movie “Spring on Zarechnaya Street”.

Nose – Zhenya Kolyshkin, “Zhenya, Zhenechka and Katyusha” (Oleg Dal)

According to Bulat Okudzhava, one of the authors of the script, the image of Zhenya was written especially for Oleg Dal. The makers needed an intelligent young man with delicate features. This is exactly what a young dreamer could be, who continues to live even in war in his own fictional world. True, the artistic board rejected the first samples, believing that the actor does not have “spontaneous charm”. But director Vladimir Motyl saw Dahl on the stage of the Sovremennik Theater, understood his great talent, so he defended his candidacy and even held a second audition to convince the artistic council.

The public also voted for Vasily Livanov as Sherlock Holmes and Vyacheslav Tikhonov as Stirlitz.

Lips – Nikita, student, Carnival (Alexander Abdulov)

The candidates for perfect lips were D’artagnan, played by Mikhail Boyarsky, Leonid Kuravlev in Athos, Vakhtang Kikabidze and his Mimino. But the hero of Alexander Abdulov scored the most votes in the film “Carnival”. After filming in the television movie “An Ordinary Miracle” by Mark Zakharov, Abdulov became a recognized sex symbol of the Soviet Union (although this concept did not exist in the USSR at that time). Therefore, when Tatyana Lioznova needed an actor for the role of Nikita, the great womanizer, the choice fell on Abdulov. This is exactly what the character should be – with whom not only a girl from the provinces, but also all onlookers could instantly fall in love. By this time, Abdulov tried to avoid all the roles of hero lovers, but he could not disagree with Lioznova’s proposal.

Chin – Sergey Sergeevich, senior mechanic, “Pirates of the 20th century” (Nikolai Eremenko)

Nikolai Eremenko also tried to get away from the romantic image, whose courageous chin the audience recognized as ideal. The actor wanted to change his role, so he really counted on the role of mechanic Sergei. But precisely because of the roles of handsome heroes, the director for a long time did not see Eremenko in the guise of a mechanic, he wanted to invite a Lithuanian actor Kostas Marinas. Eremenko’s main argument was that the role required sports training, and he swam and fought much better than Marininas.

“Pirates of the 20th Century” is the first Soviet action film to show karate techniques, a previously banned sport.

Candidates for the chin of the “ideal hero” were also the hero Vitaly Solomin in the TV series “Winter Cherry”, Paratov performed by Nikita Mikhalkov from the film “Cruel Romance”, the hero of Sergei Bondarchuk in “They fought for the motherland ”

Costume Ivan Pukhov, “Wizards” (Alexander Abdulov)

In order to choose the perfect clothes, the public was offered a variety of bows of the Soviet era: the almost stylish image of Shurik from the short story “Obsession”, a fashionable suit with a scarf by the swindler Miloslavsky from “Ivan Vasilyevich Changes Profession” , Zheglov’s black cloak from “The Meeting Place Can’t Be Changed” and a jacket with Uncle’s vest Mitya from Love and Doves. But Ivan’s snow-white three-piece suit from the movie “Magicians” was recognized as the most stylish.

Few people do not know the sentence from the movie “Wizards” “The most important thing is that the suit fits.” For the hero Abdulov, 2 costumes were sewn. The first, which simply “wasn’t sitting” – with long sleeves and shorts, and the second, in which Ivan appears at the end of the film. The white color of the costume was supposed to reflect the character of the character – a bright and positive personality. Alena’s dress in the last episode was a match for him – snow white.

Many have noted the similarity of the white “triples” of the hero Abdulov in “Wizards” and John Travolta from “Saturday Night Fever”. But the artist Vladimir Sokovnin, who created the costumes for The Enchanters, denies being guided by John Badham’s film, saying he hadn’t even seen it then.

Previously, artist Lera Kiryakova worked together with the Mosfilm TV channel. Gold Collection” and created the image of an ideal heroine – from the haircut of Natalia Varley in the film “Prisoner of the Caucasus”, the outfit of Lyudmila Gurchenko in “Carnival Night”, the eye of Larisa Guzeeva from “Cruel Romance” and the facial features of Alexandra Yakovleva in “Wizards”. Now the heroes are linked.

Voting was done on the film channel’s social networks. 897 people took part in the vote.

Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at cablefreetv.org

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