The overlooked film "Main"

In vain people fear the uprising of cars. If they are afraid, then that the well-trained algorithms will spoil us to death. Seriously, YouTube recommendations offer not just interesting videos, and sometimes almost scare you - they find what you once looked for, forgot, but still wanted to see. The fact is that in 2013-2014 I read in some news that a feature film about Sergey Pavlovich Korolev is being made. In subsequent years, when he seemed to be getting out, he tried to find him, but without success. As a result, I began to think that the picture was not released. And the other day, the YouTube recommendation algorithm offered me exactly this movie, it turns out that it was still finished in 2015.
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Frame from the film
From the first frames it becomes obvious that the filmmakers did not have a budget at all from the word at all. By itself, this factor does not make the movie bad by default - "Ion Quiet", "Damnatus" or "Kolobakha" are beautiful and without a budget. But all three examples are fantastic trash. In general, trash is best removed without a penny in your pocket, but, unfortunately, it is difficult to combine it with historical pathos.
Due to lack of money, the film turns into a kind of walk through the museums - the Korolev House-Museum, the RSC Energia Museum, the Dmitrovsky Branch Museum of the Moscow State Technical University. Bauman in Orevo and the monument to the rocket R-9 at the Central Museum of the Armed Forces. And the role of the "seven" on the launch pad is played by the Soyuz launch vehicle with the Progress cargo ship on a real Baikonur. At times this gives rise to funny gags, when behind the backs of future astronauts, on instruction, you can see the descent vehicle "Vostok-1".
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Against this background, errors are perceived very sharply, which cannot be called anything other than a hack. In the Queen’s dating scene with his future second wife, there is a photograph of Mars on the wall from the Viking-1 orbiter, which is still 30 years old, and a drawing of the RT-2 rocket, which began to be tested 20 years later. At the same time, five minutes of googling would allow finding a poster that could easily hang there.
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Some anachronisms, such as a conversation under an R-9 that has not yet been created, are forced due to budget constraints, but in places of an annoying error one could not have made just by checking sources.
Also, sudden and unjustified gag is unpleasant. What Gagarin said before the start is documentedstarting almost immediately after he took a seat in the ship, in the film, it is not clear why they make up a scene in which Gagarin first jumps to an unacceptable value of the pulse, and then normalizes it with the direct participation of the Queen. It is completely incomprehensible that they wanted to say this scene, and the dialogues in the “pulse normalized, you can start” style look strange. Moreover, these dialogues are already underway after the "key to start" command, which in reality activates an automatic system that launches a rocket after a few seconds.
For the sake of trying to reveal the character of the Queen, they invented almost always a working link, so that the Chief Designer would give valuable instructions even in those moments when in reality the astronauts acted autonomously. Teamwork, alas, is shown here so-so - Korolev is everywhere and everywhere is in command, does not allow employees to drink a glass of water and gives valuable instructions. He even resolves the traffic jam on the road, and his associates flash only in episodes. Unless friendship and conflict with Glushko are shown in a little more detail.
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In general, somewhere in the middle of the picture I wonderedand about whom in general film? For the biography of the Queen, it begins very strangely - in 1947, everything that was before - childhood, youth, GIRD is not shown at all. The last months and death are also missing. It turns out that the film was shot more about the function of the Chief Designer, created by Stalin after the war and moved to museums after the flight of "Voskhod-2".
From an artistic point of view, the film, alas, does not shine. Dialogues are unnatural in some places, the game of actors, with all their desire, cannot be put above the "four and minus", and the music is absolutely in vain trying to copy "Taming the Fire".
An episode with the participation of the Minister of Railways looks out of place — there is a feeling that RZhD, in exchange for sponsorship, wanted to order a positive mention of itself.
The scene of the selection of candidates for cosmonauts is unfair in that only cosmonauts who have finally flown in are shown. The situation worsens when death is then shown from where it is not clear who (for those who are not familiar with history) Bondarenko.
Khrushchev is shown a caricature, and, contrary to reality, for some reason he constantly does not want to support the space program. For the sake of this conflict, the real circumstances of the launch of the first satellite were distorted - the rocket was,but an error in the thermal protection of the warhead was revealed, which did not allow the tests to be carried out further, and in the film Korolyov literally knocks out a rocket under the satellite of Khrushchev.
Now the scene of a mountain player playing the dawn looks perfect absurd before the launch of the first satellite, but at least it is mentioned by the writer Vladimir Gubarev as a legend.
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At the same time, the picture has undoubted advantages.
First of all, the scenario fantasies remain within the limits of the permissible. Astronauts and engineers do not fight, do not destroy furniture, do not fight in tantrums and do not violate all possible rules in a row. It is also remarkable that there is no “bloody geba” that dreams of killing someone or soaking off some malicious nonsense. After the strange love line in "Taming the Fire", it is nice to look at the historically correct details of the biography and a good overall display of family relationships. The selection of actors is also quite good, the characters are quite recognizable.
As a result, a variety of domestic films about space gives rise to a completely Gogol situation — if only to add an adherence to the facts of the film Gagarin: The First in Space, the spirit of the Glavnaya and the beauty of the display of the Time of the First technology,it would be a perfect movie. Scolding the “Chief” hand does not rise, and there are too few reasons to praise, so the film hangs in awkwardness. Personally, after watching my attitude towards “Taming the fire” improved - a good story with an unsuccessful love line is better than a so-so story with a good one. And "Gagarin: The First in Space" has consolidated its position as the best domestic film about space.
However, once a movie is worth at least for general development.
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