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The Short Story about the boys' choir with the cantata regarding Godunov

- You watched a TV movie about Godunov?

- No.

- Maybe, nevertheless, a good film?

- Unlikely.

- Why such opinion?

- The era from us is far, times were very tragic, and some topics are still relevant. Take for example the theme of the Great Patriotic war. Even attempts to make films about certain historical events were controversial. Here's the specific situation. Vladimir Bogomolov was critical of the film based on his novel "In August of the forty-fourth...". And there are many such situations. Make a film about the war in general? Obviously an impossible task. There was an attempt to mount a serial film from the military newsreel ... Back to the theme of "Godunov". What is the goal to make the film "about Godunov"? "Be active"? To portray "a tumultuous activities"? I will not focus on the topic "money"…

It is possible to remember S. Gerasimov, S. Eisenstein's works ... To remember criticism, discussions... To take into account that their films had cultural and historical background, fit into the historical context of the 30s-50s of the 20th century, those films solved historical problems…

"The director S. Eisenstein in the second series of the movie "Ivan the Terrible" has found ignorance in the image of historic facts, having presented progressive army of guardsmen of Ivan the Terrible in the form of gang of degenerates, like the American Ku Klux Klan. He showed Ivan the Terrible [Ivan the Thunderstormable], the strong-willed person and character — flabby and weak-willed, something like Hamlet" (the Resolution of Organizational bureau of the Central Committee of the All-Union Communist Party (bolsheviks) On the movie "Big Life" on September 4, 1946). "… it is useless spends large sums" …

- And "opinions" about "Godunov"?

- Today one figure sang like a nightingale in a radio program about this film:

"Believe me!

I watched…

My heart was pounding!...»

A "boys' choir" is creating . It speaks for itself.

- You had a desire to listen this figure?

- It is curious,  S.A. Gerasimov - or S.M. Eisenstein, - would undertaken,  to shoot the film about Godunov?...

- N-Yes...

- I was convinced by sound fragments from the movie … A “smell” of nonsense. Do you refuse food, having eaten a piece, and having understood that food – not qualitative? Or you put on yourself an experiment and you eat an all a portion of low-quality food? You may to think, you may to solve: to eat, or not to eat.

- It is clear.

November 6, 2018 22:57

Translation from Russian into English: November 6, 2018 23:49.
Владимир Владимирович Залесский “Рассказ о хоре мальчиков с кантатой о Годунове”.