There are some movies that randomly catching on TV, hardly anyone will manage to the end. The tragi-Comedy of Eldar Ryazanov’s «Station for two» is one of those. Love story the pianist and the waitresses at the time broke all records of popularity, has received positive reviews from critics and is now a classic of Russian cinema. And deservedly so.
chert-poberi.ru decided to find out how the shooting took place in this legendary pictures and some interesting details behind the scenes.
For Eldar Ryazanov’s «Station for two» was a picture of the final trilogy of films about love (the first two — «Irony of fate» and «Office romance»). According to the Director, these films tell about in a swift, fleeting life two beautiful, but not very lucky people find each other.
The role of the pianist Platon Ryabinin, who while serving in the colony falls in love with boorish waitress Faith, was given to Oleg Basilashvili without trial. At the time, Eldar Ryazanov gave the actor a receipt that will take him in every film. And though she was more the comic, the Director liked to work with this actor and gave him roles in the films. The script «Station for two» was written from «under Basilashvili». The main character Faith iznachalno was to play the young actress, but the Director decided not to risk and has invited the role of Lyudmila Gurchenko.
On the script for the film Eldar Ryazanov worked together with Emil Braginskiy. They put in the film, based on two true stories. The first happened with the famous Soviet composer Mikael Tariverdiev. Once he was replaced behind the wheel of his car well-known actress, who was in love. The trip ended tragically: she knocked down a pedestrian. Tariverdiev took the blame and was sentenced to two years, but pardoned even before his transfer to prison. The second case occurred with the poet by Jaroslav Smelyakov («Good girl Lida»). When he served time at camp, he was released under the bill, to visit friends, and all three of them after the feast, slept through the alarm. To Smelyakov not late for morning checking and was not punished, friends dragged the poet to himself.
From weather considerations, the film was shot at the end. On the first day of shooting came the scene where the characters Basilashvili and Gurchenko Plato and Faith running through the snow with a heavy accordion to the gate of the colony. And it was given to the actors with great difficulty: it was -30 degrees, and they had a big plan to demonstrate a range of emotions — despair, love, hope. The difficulty was that the actors got to know each other two hours before the start of filming. The final scene was filmed in the following way: the actors ran through the snow-covered road, and the camera operator was sitting in the sleigh, which was carrying five people. To speed up the process, in a sledge and he harnessed Eldar. In the frame of the actors were often slipping, falling, crawling on his knees, stood up and again fell down. Everything is filmed, as you might imagine, without the aid of stuntmen or special equipment, so the actors got a couple of impressive bruises. «The second after the shoot was smashed both my knees,» recalled subsequently Eldar Ryazanov.
However, most of the actors were awkward love scenes. So, because of the episode when Plato in the compartment kissing Faith, almost ruined the entire film. Basilashvili didn’t like the text, which he openly stated the Director. The situation was saved by Lyudmila Gurchenko: actress so altered dialogue that kiss was postponed for another scene.
«Did not agree with me, and I just walked away from the shooting. I thought that I removed and someone will be different to play, but two days later a phone call came. I came, and Lucy gave me the text she wrote it. Since we began to do warm mutual friendship.»
Oleg Basilashvili Himself Eldar Ryazanov also played a small role in his film — the Deputy chief of station. The character of the Director admits that never eats in the station restaurant: «you know, I prefer to eat at home — my wife ‘s a good cook. And restaurants is a very different Agency».
Nikita Mikhalkov, who played in the movie Explorer, Andrew, lover of Faith, shocked everyone with his excellent improvisation during shooting, the hooligan scene in the restaurant. That’s just it didn’t fit the script. After this scene, it turned out that a beloved character is a wimp. Found out Lyudmila Markovna, who offered to Ryabinin walked over to Faith and asked quietly, «are You very ashamed of me, huh?» The idea was that Faith would love it in any weak or strong.
The movie added to paints and actress Nonna Mordjukova who plays the role of «uncle Misha». She created the interior of the home of the Soviet speculator — chic and tasteless. Was there and imported VCR with attached cassettes of foreign music. Unheard of at the time deficit.
Oleg Basilashvili about a month lived in a colony for minors in Iksha, where they filmed the prison scenes. Prisoners for a long time did not take of the actor, and then tried to hurt him and even to hit, waiting for his presence of trouble. The role of Plato tried to establish a relationship slowly shared «soldering» with the prisoners from the crowd, and soon the hostility is gone. Later, the actor revealed that during filming, he even had an adviser from among the prisoners. He taught the actor how to look and behave people in prison, but instead asked to mention it in the film. Basilashvili has not forgotten about this request, and in the scene when the heroine Lyudmila Gurchenko tries to Wake the beloved, he in a dream, said: «Onoprienko, stop!» It was the name of his mentor». By the way, the convicts became the first audience of the film after its final installation.
According to the scenario of the film takes place in the city of Zastupinsk. In fact, this city doesn’t exist. The film was shot in the district of the Vitebsk railway station in Leningrad, at the Riga station in Moscow and at the station Losinoostrovskaya. But the colony and the village is already the suburbs. According to the original idea, Ryazanov, the film was supposed to be uniserial, however, due to the large number of improvisations on the set of the series turned out to be two.
«Station for two» was named best film of 1983, according to a poll of the magazine «Soviet screen». Director Eldar Ryazanov received the State prize of the USSR, and Lyudmila Gurchenko — the title of people’s artist of the USSR. Also the picture became a participant of the official competition program of the Cannes film festival 1983. The show took place during the unfolding spy scandal between France and the Soviet Union, so the prizes hope it was not worth.
Lyudmila Gurchenko imbued with friendly feelings for his partner on the film. In a recent interview she told an interesting story from the set «Station for two».
«At first I didn’t even know his middle name. First frame: winter, the final picture, we’re somewhere in Lyubertsy, cold, horror, 28 degrees. Both go to the bathroom. And this is a field, naked, up the mountain. He on one side and pee, I on the other. And to end it was the native people.»
Lyudmila Gurchenko Despite ensuing between the actors, the friendship, Gurchenko and Basilashvili never starred together.
What picture Ryazanov from his trilogy about love you like the most? Do you remember any quotes from these movies?
Photos on the preview Station for two / Kinostudiya «Mosfilm»