Without a nose, but in a wig: how do the series «Gogol» in Saint-Petersburg

© Photo : press service of the TV channel «TV-3″Alexander Petrov at the filming of the series GogolWithout a nose, but in a wig: how do the series «Gogol» in Saint-Petersburg© Photo : press service of the TV channel «TV-3»

In St. Petersburg completed the shooting of the series «Gogol». The RIA Novosti correspondent visited the site and found out what Gogol detective Gogol is different from the writer.

Series for cinema

The set of «Gogol» give grimvagen, parked on the street Tchaikovsky in the Northern capital. White cars with signs on which is written the name of the series, stand in front of the mansion Kelch. The facades of the buildings are hidden behind scaffolding and a film is being renovated, but the interior decoration she touched. Mansion Kelch — unique even for the building of St. Petersburg. Its architecture combines modern and Gothic. Inside the house has old interiors.

«The project I proposed producer Sasha Tsekalo. I had no idea who Yegor Baranov, the Director of «Gogol». But this convoluted plot seemed very aggressive and interesting. And, judging from the impressions of people who have seen the first part, it may be, my intuition once again did not fail me,» said RIA Novosti Oleg Menshikov.

«Gogol» will be the first Russian TV series, which will be released in wide release before the premiere on TV. The first of the four parts will be shown in August this year. The other three will be released at intervals of six weeks. After the premiere of the series from eight episodes will be shown on TV channel «TV-3».

«We decided that we will not achieve the portrait likeness. Makeup Sasha we are doing for 40 minutes, then only to correct», — she noted.

Sleepy hollow and embroidery

After the release of the trailer of the series, many Internet users began to compare the style of «Gogol» with «Sleepy hollow» by Tim Burton. The tape was released in 1999, the role was played by johnny Depp, Christina Ricci and Christopher Walken.

© Photo : press service of the TV 3Съемки of the series «Gogol»Without a nose, but in a wig: how do the series «Gogol» in Saint-Petersburg© Photo : press service of the TV 3Съемки of the series «Gogol»

The main antagonist of the series — a black man on horseback really reminds the Burton the headless horseman. And the neurotic character of Gogol similar behavior with depowski constable Ichabod crane. However, any coincidences are accidental, says the Director Yegor Baranov.

«For me, Tim Burton is the king of the genre Gothic. But, with all due respect to him, he doesn’t possess all Gothic. In Russia, like the stamps: if you’re making a gangster Thriller, then you definitely mow guy Ritchie and Tarantino — it is inevitable. If we’re talking about mysticism, not devoid of romance and adventure, this in some sense is Gothic. Our hero — reflexive character. The man, unsure of himself. Phobias corrode it from the inside. To show sharper this surreal world, the Gothic romanticism of the most successful. It is easy to bear. I think that’s why viewers saw Western visual references. But they noticed that it easily and naturally perceived,» said he.

© Photo : Press service of the TV 3Режиссер of the series «Gogol» Egor BaranovWithout a nose, but in a wig: how do the series «Gogol» in Saint-Petersburg© Photo : Press service of the TV 3Режиссер of the series «Gogol» Egor Baranov

According to Egor Baranova, for shooting films and TV series it is necessary to consider Western cinematic trends.

«I have a theory about film language: Yes, the Soviet Union had their own intonation and its own language. But this time is different — it’s tougher. We live in an era when it is impossible to ignore the global language of cinema, as it became visible and accessible. We call this the cinema language. To pretend that the world cinema does not exist, is senseless,» he said.

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