The film "Truffaldino from Bergamo": actors. History of the film
In 1976, the movie "Truffaldino from Bergamo" was released. Actors who took part in the filming of the adaptation of the play by Carlo Goldoni"Servant of two masters", - mainly artists of the Leningrad Theatermusical comedy. With the exception of those years, the beginning artist Konstantin Raikin and the already famous Natalia Gundareva. Interesting facts about the film - the topic of the article.
The film's producer is Vladimir Vorobyov. This director is a pupil of the legendary theatrical teacher George Tovstonogov. For Vorobyov comedy was the first and most vivid and interesting work in the cinema. Her success could not be repeated by any of the following pictures of the Soviet director. Not only for Vorobyov, but also for the artist who played the main role, the beginning of the creative path was the film "Truffaldino from Bergamo"
The role of the charming servant was the first in the filmography of Konstantin Raikin. Work on the film, which brought him the all-Union glory, at first it was not easy to begin the artist.
Tense atmosphere reigned on the shootingsite in the early days of the film "Truffaldino from Bergamo." The actors did not find a common language. The fact is that by that time already the famous actress Natalia Gundareva perceived her partner only as the son of a famous person. She believed that the young actor is making his way into the cinema for his father's popularity. Moreover, the eminent actress has repeatedly spoken out against his participation. For a while, Konstantin Raikin even doubted whether to agree to a long-awaited role. But soon Gundareva's opinion changed. After all, the talent of Konstantin Raikin could not remain unnoticed.
The beginning artist showed amazinghard work and rare dramatic talent, which combined a comic and tragic beginning. Performing the role of Truffaldino struck his colleagues with extraordinary plasticity, musicality. Artists of the theatermusical comedy, in which he served Vorobiev, played almost all the roles in the film "Truffaldino from Bergamo". These actors (Valentina Kosobutskaya, Viktor Kostetsky,Lev Petropavlovsky,Elena Dryatskaya, VictorKrivonos,Igor Sorkin,Alexander Bereznyak,Evgeny Tilicheev and others)they sang in comedy with their voices. But the parties of the heroes of Gundareva and Raikin were voiced by other artists. The party of Truffaldino was performed by Boyarsky. Elena Driatskaya sang for the heroine of Gundareva.
Scenery and music
Of course, the shooting was not in Venice. The interiors of the houses were built in the pavilion. Several episodes were still filmed in one of the picturesque towns of the Leningrad region.
Musical accompaniment to the film was composed by Alexander Kolker. This well-known composer also created music for several Soviet films in his time. The texts were written by Kim Ryzhov.
"Truffaldino from Bergamo" is reminiscent ofperformance, rather than a musical film. In this picture there are bright scenery, colorful outfits, verse texts. All these are the components of the theatrical art. When watching a movie, viewers have a feeling that they are not in front of the screen, but in the Melpomene temple.
The main character in the picture is Vorobyov's ownsort of alternative to the classic Harlequin. Characteristic features of this image - comic with a touch of sadness, dreaminess. Truffaldino, despite the incessant jokes, performs sad songs in the film. One of them is "The Song of the Servant". But this does not make the film a drama. The picture is created in the traditions of the genre of comedy, cheerful and unpretentious. And the main merit of the success of the film, perhaps, is the game of Raikin. The artist has a rare theatrical gift.
However, very few people know that the role of Truffaldinocould play another actor. Among the contenders were Alexander Demyanenko, Oleg Dal, Boris Smolkin. The latter played the hero of Goldoni's comedy for many years on the stage of the Musical Comedy Theater.
"Truffaldino from Bergamo" - not the first screen versionworks of the Italian comedian. In 1953, the production of this comedy took place on the screens. The roles were played by dramatic actors. In this case, the author's name was saved.