The best historical series
Historical facts and legends, palace intrigues and politics, powerful kings and little people who turned history, war and peace, love and betrayal - what could be more exciting? All this…

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Rich and famous: who did they earn as a youth?
Life is unfair! - Young people often complain. Students with no work experience are rarely offered truly interesting vacancies. We have to earn extra money on a boring, low-skilled job,…

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Famous Pike Alumni
Yesterday, the famous Boris Shchukin Theater Institute turned 100 years old. On this day, October 23, 1914, a young student of Stanislavsky Eugene Vakhtangov held the first lesson with youth.…

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Stars that went out before …

How to evaluate life? Is it long or short? A person can live for many years and leave nothing behind, no memories of himself, but he lived a long time! Life can be very short, but bright as a star, flared up in the sky and giving its light to others. This light remains for a long time in the soul of all those whom it has touched at least for a moment. Today we recall the stars of our cinema, faded too early …

Andrey Krasko
Andrei Krasko, having made his debut on the stage of the theater as a policeman, didn’t please General Churbanov at that time with his image, that after the patronage of the latter … he joined the army. Not only his plans collapsed, but also the plan of the director Dinara Asanova to remove him in the film “Boys”. After serving in the army, 10 long years of oblivion came – he rushed to the theaters, went to the provinces, sewed trousers in a cooperative, knead cement mortar, worked as a driver at a film studio. It was during the driver’s activities that the short, but “recognizable” role came to him in the film “Operation Happy New Year”, then another episode in the movie project “Streets of Broken Lights” and finally a breakthrough. They became the role written for him and under him in the series “National Security Agent.” Continue reading

Alone in the field … actor!

A one-man show is a complex, rare genre and, some even say, are dying. Contrary to this sad opinion, Solo festival of solo performances is taking place in Moscow this week, which was attended by individualists from different countries of Europe. I propose today to arrange my own small festival and recall the most famous Russian solo performances.

The solo performance genre is complicated for any actor. Not everyone will be able to keep the attention of the audience for a long time. In an hour and a half, any monologue becomes boring. Trying to cheer up his speech, the actor can easily fall into vulgarity. In a word, a solo performance is a difficult genre, and only actors with a capital letter can stretch it out. Let’s see who exactly.

Arkady Raikin, miniatures
Then there was no such word. But the variety miniatures of the man-theater of Arkady Raikin, during which he instantly changed images, facial expressions and voice, in my opinion, are very suitable for the definition of a one-man show. Many of Raikin’s miniatures were included in his television play “People and Mannequins.” Continue reading

From musicians to actors

Bad is the musician who does not dream of becoming … an actor! For better or worse, many successful artists sooner or later try themselves on the movie screen. For some, this is talented, for others, not too much. 58 years ago, on August 21, 1956, “The King of Rock and Roll” Elvis Presley began acting in his first film, “Love Me Tenderly.” Let’s remember today about him and about other musicians who have successfully mastered the acting path.

Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley was a real discovery of rock and roll. Producer Sam Phillips believed that a white musician with a “black voice and soul” can convey the soul of new music best of all. That is what he saw in the young Elvis Presley. If not for this singer, perhaps rock and roll would not have become such a popular and popularly beloved genre.

The film producers decided to use the King’s ability to make everything he touches popular, and began to call him to act in films. The calculation was very simple – even if the picture is so-so, people will still come to the cinema to look at Presley. Continue reading

Not twins, but twins: brothers and sisters in the movies
Today we celebrate a double birthday: on this day, with a difference of 13 minutes, actors James and Oliver Phelps were born. How is it - you don’t know who…

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The best historical series
Historical facts and legends, palace intrigues and politics, powerful kings and little people who turned history, war and peace, love and betrayal - what could be more exciting? All this…

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The modest stars of Soviet cinema: Alisa Freindlikh and Evgeny Steblov
Beloved by many, an actress with an outlandish German surname is a real Petersburger. She was born in the center of the northern capital, in a house overlooking St. Isaac's…

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Oscar: forecasts and scandals
Already this Sunday in Los Angeles, the winners of the main cinema award will be announced. Some directors, screenwriters and actors will make fiery speeches and receive well-deserved figurines, while…

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