How did the Christmas story "Magicians"

On the eve of the New Year we love to watch the familiar Soviet New Year comedy that even after ten years do not lose their "kinosharma". Each person, even the most grown-up and do not believe in miracles, in the New Year just need a miracle, even on the screen: in "The Sorcerer" miracles do not just happen, they are doing there.

We present you interesting facts from the history of this wonderful film, which is no less interesting than the actual film.

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Musical "Wizards" was released on the screens of the country at the end of December 1982. And though after the premiere of the film critics have predicted nothing good - for example, in the newspaper "Trud" in 1983 wrote that "a sense of great satisfaction, a deep trace in the memory of the prime minister has not left" - this picture firmly entered in our Christmas "television set".

Written on the book by the Strugatsky brothers "Monday begins on Saturday" screenplay tells us that true love can do wonders. The institute "Nuin" (Research Institute for the extraordinary universal services) boils rough work on the production of a magic wand. Presentation of the invention, is scheduled for December 31 to New Year's Eve. But here in the case opponents Director of the Institute come, pursuing their goals ...

How did the Christmas story

By the way, the interior Nuin shot in Ostankino TV center building. The film's director Konstantin Bromberg once got lost in it and wandered into the building, where he found vosmiproletnuyu marble staircase with mosaics and smalt, which, as it turned out, all was forgotten. Banquet Facilities, where the final scene of the film, - the Suzdal hotel and tourist complex "Tourist Center".

The house where she lived Allen, filmed in the city of Pushchino.

The film is an episode - when Alain flies on a broom, it spread through the building, "Nuin", and it was shown outside. Although it looks like a building of the hotel "Union" with gable roofs, but in reality the hotel "Union" gable roof has not. Combined survey were carried out: take the hotel building "Alliance" and top "dragged" the SCC building "Tourist Center". I must say, the hybrid came out very successful.

Spectacular stage directions by three horses in the winter woods decided to withdraw in the Moscow Botanical Garden, which successfully complement the legendary musical episode "Three White Horses".

How did the Christmas story

In the early days of film was shot without the main character. In all the scenes where rushes dashing troika character Vitorgan Emmanuel plays the trumpet, and sister Vani (Alexander Abdulov) cheerfully sings "Three White Horses" Abdulov replaces understudy. Macro Ivan were taken much later.

The problem was that Abdulov refused to approve a television bosses, who previously also rejected Mikhail Boyarsky. Eventually Abdulov is unable to agree, but it turned out that in addition to working in the theater, he starred in four films simultaneously. "Wizards" was the fifth film, so that all Abdulov put before the fact: "I can only be removed at night."

How did the Christmas story

A staff member of the Institute Nuin, Head of the Laboratory an absolute surprise, experienced and seductive sorceress Alenushka played by Alexander Yakovlev. At the beginning of the film she is shown as a kind and sympathetic girl who later because of jealousy and intrigue Shemakhan Sataneeva was turned into a heartless careerists and prudently. Her book prototype is perhaps the witch Stella (Monday begins on Saturday). Despite the words of the director Bromberg at the beginning of the filming: "Witch-it will play, but hardly Alyonushka" (the actress was quite peculiar character), Alenka by Yakovleva compelling and convincing. And Abdulov actress get along well, so playing a liking to each other, they were easy.

How did the Christmas story

The sister of the protagonist, Vani, Nina Pooh played Anya Gaydash. "My parents are in the movie had nothing to do, - says Anna. - I, as usual, came with her friends in art school at the Palace of Pioneers, a woman came up to us and asked if we would like to act in films. I could not audition. I did not want to speak a text about what I mischievous girl and the bad learning because it has always been a good student. But in the movies very much, and I pulled myself together. "

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The idea of ​​the white suit, which sported Alexander Abdulov (masterpiece "The main thing to suit sat"), taken from the movie "Saturday Night Fever" (1977). In this film, the same costume got the main character played by John Travolta.

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In the role of Director of the Institute Nuin Shemakhan try and Natalia Gundareva and Alisa Freundlich, but played a jealous magician of the first magnitude Ekaterina Vasileva. Shemakhan character does not book a prototype, its image has been created by the authors of the film, as a synthesis of images of medieval charodeek, and yet in many ways it is akin to the image Prokofyevna Ludmila Kalugin (Office romance). Surname, possibly taken from Pushkin's "The Tale of the Golden Cockerel" ( "Shamahanskaya queen").

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, Deputy Director of the Institute Nuin, the main antagonist of the film Apollo Sataneeva excellently played Valentin Gaft. Sataneev - schemer and konyukturschik attempting deception to marry Alyona and "unseat" Shemakhan before the commission in the New Year's Eve. It is noteworthy that throughout the paintings Sataneev not commit yourself no magical effect, and perhaps even nothing about magic - he could not even go after Ivanushka through the wall. But he became a satirical way clever administrator, careerist and "science officials", staged out of place and do their own private affairs to the detriment of the work.

How did the Christmas story

on the set of relationships Alexandra Yakovleva Valentina Gaft were extremely tense: irritated actor excessively long process of makeup Yakovleva, sometimes it is confused in the text. Once again she forgot lyrics and Gaft, still play Sataneeva, grabbed her by the neck. Actor was so angry that he could barely persuaded to continue shooting. But he only filmed separately from Yakovleva - then they drove during installation.

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Semen Farad recalls that his role was conceived as epizodnaya - the visitor from the south with four phrases. But the actor himself invented his role. For example, the invented appearance trace when his character lost in the labyrinths of the corridor. Right in the frame gave the phrase: "God, I'm lost." Phrase that has become a cruise, "Well, who so building ?!" suggested Simon Farad after one really got lost in the telecentre and could not find a camera crew.

How did the Christmas story

Mikhail Svetin (comrade Bryl) Vitorgan Abdulov and his songs sung in the film itself (with the exception of "Serenade" "... It will be enough, one tone was enough to ignite the flame to the sky! .."). But for Yakovlev and Ashimov sang, respectively, Otieva Irina, Olga Christmas and Larisa Dolina. George Vitsin voiced speaker Basil cat. However, in the final assembly censorship cut out nearly all cat role, there were only two words: "Ham!" And "Hurray!". Vitsin was terribly upset. Among other things, the role of the speaker seal auditioned 18 animals. They were given the sour cream and watching the facial expressions. The expressive cat snorting and licking his lips, the more likely he was to get the role.