«Meeting place…» and «Ten little Indians»: the best films of Stanislav Govorukhin

© Odessa film Studio (1979)scene from the film the meeting Place cannot be changed«Meeting place…» and «Ten little Indians»: the best films of Stanislav Govorukhin© Odessa film Studio (1979)

In Moscow on 83-m to year of life died Stanislav Govorukhin — film Director, actor, social activist, and person with clear life position, has never feared to Express his point of view. RIA Novosti recalls his best work.

«Vertical» (1967)
© RIA to Novoshepelychi in potomacfever Vysotsky in the role of a radio operator in the movie «Vertical» film Director Stanislav Govorukhin«Meeting place…» and «Ten little Indians»: the best films of Stanislav Govorukhin© RIA to Novoshepelychi in potomacfever Vysotsky in the role of a radio operator in the movie «Vertical» film Director Stanislav Govorukhin

Your actually the first movie (before it was coursework «the Chemist» on Chekhov’s story), Stanislav Govorukhin was removed in collaboration with Boris Durov. The picture was given to young filmmakers, in fact, out of despair — scenario was considered a failure, almost stopped. Later Govorukhin told me that Durov they decided to make not just a film about mountaineers, and romantic poem about the mountains.

In the credits Vladimir Vysotsky, who played in the «Vertical» main role, specified also «the author and performer of songs». It was after the release of this film Vysotsky gained all-Union fame. Audiences went to the sessions several times with notebooks and wrote down the lyrics.

«The meeting place cannot be changed» (1979)
© Odessa film Studio (1979)scene from the film «meeting Place cannot be changed»«Meeting place…» and «Ten little Indians»: the best films of Stanislav Govorukhin© Odessa film Studio (1979)scene from the film «meeting Place cannot be changed»

After working together in «Vertical» Govorukhin and Vladimir Vysotsky had a close friendship, even the Director later called Vysotsky his «spiritual teacher.» There were a lot of ideas and is an established iconic painting «the meeting Place cannot be changed» based on the novel by Vainer brothers, where Vladimir Semenovich has played a recent role.

In addition to the memorable Duo of Vladimir Vysotsky and Konkina, the film is notable for the fact that all the secondary roles are performed by major artists. Govorukhin unerringly chose the actors, creating a spectacular, bright images.

«The adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn» (1981)
© Radio and television / Odessa film Studio (1981)a scene from the movie «the adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn»«Meeting place…» and «Ten little Indians»: the best films of Stanislav Govorukhin© radio and television / Odessa film Studio (1981)a scene from the movie «the adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn»

Strict and severe in appearance, Stanislav Govorukhin was able to do a wonderful, touching children’s movie. One of these tapes — three-part adaptation of the novel by Mark TWAIN with Fedor Stalowym in the title role. With him in the film debuted in the future popular actors Vladislav Galkin and Maria Mironova. The Director admitted that removing a children’s movie, to some extent wanted to return to present the beautiful works of children’s literature.

«In search of captain Grant» (1985)
© RIA to Novoshepelychi in photobacteria Akulova, Nikolai Eremenko and Marina Strutinsky in the film «in search of captain Grant» Director Stanislav Govorukhin«Meeting place…» and «Ten little Indians»: the best films of Stanislav Govorukhin© RIA to Novoshepelychi in photobacteria Akulova, Nikolai Eremenko and Marina Strutinsky in the film «in search of captain Grant» Director Stanislav Govorukhin

When this serial film based on the novel by Jules Verne was released, many viewers criticized him, comparing with the earlier Soviet textbook adaptation. For the picture of the 1936 Isaak Dunaevsky has written famous songs that are used and Stanislav Govorukhin.

Years later it became obvious that this new reading of the novel was in tune and time, and the audience for whom it was filmed. In multiserial film, the Director has shown two storylines: the novel and how the writer has created an immortal work.

«Ten little Indians» (1987)
© Odessa film Studio (1987)scene from the movie «Ten little Indians»«Meeting place…» and «Ten little Indians»: the best films of Stanislav Govorukhin© Odessa film Studio (1987)scene from the movie «Ten little Indians»

The two-part classic detective novel by Agatha Christie was shot at the Odessa film Studio. In contrast to Western adaptations, Stanislav Govorukhin has kept the original name. The Director masterfully reproduced on the screen of the gloomy mood of the novel.

Much of the credit for this well-chosen cast. Starring Tatiana Drubich, Vladimir Zeldin, Lyudmila Maksakova, Alexander Kaidanovsky, Alexey Zharkov, Alexander Abdulov. Few people know that the Jennifer Lawrence also starred in a cameo in the first frame of the film, he puts porcelain figures of little Indians on the tray.

«Not by bread alone» (2005)
© Mosfilm (2005)still from the film «Not bread uniform»«Meeting place…» and «Ten little Indians»: the best films of Stanislav Govorukhin© Mosfilm (2005)still from the film «Not bread uniform»

Another outstanding adaptation of the painting «thaw» and at the time, resonant novel by Vladimir Dudintsev «Not by bread alone» by Viktor Sukhorukov, Svetlana Khodchenkova and Alexei Petrenko. The film also appear musician Alexander Rosenbaum and writer Eugene Grishkovets. The action takes place in the postwar years, about what the viewer is reminiscent of black-and-white photography.

Although the picture was not cash, it was appreciated by fans Govorukhin, noting the subtle drama and the symbolic image of Women, embodied in the heroine Khodchenkova.

«The end of a great era» (2015)
© Mosfilm (2015) scene from the movie «the End of a great era»«Meeting place…» and «Ten little Indians»: the best films of Stanislav Govorukhin© Mosfilm (2015) scene from the movie «the End of a great era»

The latest work of the Director was the film based on the works of Dovlatov, his collection of «Compromise». Lyrical black-and-white film tells of the passing epoch of the thaw. And actually explores what freedom is. The Director admitted that it’s a movie about him, and the main character is largely inherited his own traits.

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