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…

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Celebrities try new professions
Having become popular on the screen, stars often do not stop there, but try themselves in a new quality: they move to the director's chair, create production companies, and work…

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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…

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Bookshelf. Boris Pasternak. Staging

People capable of the Act live hard, sometimes tragically. But life generously endows them with talent, breadth of soul, courage, humanity …. That was Boris Pasternak, whose birthday will be celebrated tomorrow in the literary world. You can love or dislike his works, understand or not understand them. You can just feel with your soul and skin what he wanted to tell us …. It’s music that has been put on his poems now, and we can hear and feel the pain and longing of these lines, on the stage there are performances based on his works, the opera is written, the musical is staged, and more than one film has been shot. Thanks to the film adaptation, we can see the faces of his heroes, hear their voices, at least understand a little …

Poet, writer, translator and man
The first poems of Boris Pasternak saw the light of 1913. A year later, his first book, The Twin in the Clouds, was published. Poems and poems come from his pen until 1928, when he tries to write and prose. Until 1936, Pasternak was officially recognized and loved; he worked in the Writers’ Union. In 1937, he commits an act that few were capable of – refuses to sign a letter approving the execution of Tukhachevsky. There is a period of alienation – the alienation of the writer from literature, although it all began much earlier …. Can power take a pen from a writer? Parsnip is engaged in translations – Shakespeare, Schiller, Goethe … We know them from his translations, part of his soul in their lines. Continue reading

Actors Recognized by One Role

Are you familiar with a situation where, when you see a famous actor on the screen, remember the name of his popular movie hero earlier than the present? Sometimes the names of the heroes completely obscure the real names of the actors. What is it – star fame or a label for life?

Each actor dreams of such an image that will bring them fame and audience sympathy. However, when the role becomes the actor’s calling card, it can become both a happy ticket and an actor’s curse. But not for the audience! After all, their love for vivid images is transferred to the actors themselves. Let’s remember the most vivid images that merged with the actors who played them.

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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. And already in November, young actors organized their own amateur studio, which later developed into a completely professional theater. Let us congratulate Pike on its anniversary and recall its most prominent graduates.

To list all the celebrities who came out of the walls of the “Pike” – an impossible task. So I remember only my loved ones.

Rolan Bulls
This short charming actor was one of the graduates of “Pike.” He was remembered for his very diverse roles and directorial work. He could be the tragically funny Akaky Akakievich Bashmachkin from Gogol’s “Overcoat”, and self-confident Red Army Karjakin, and the evil Barmaley, and the pathos hunter from Little Red Riding Hood. He played the most childish roles very seriously and with full dedication – remember at least his Kota Basilio from “Pinocchio”. Sometimes he played female roles – mainly grandmothers. Even in episodes, he was remembered by the viewer no worse, or even better than the main characters. For example, his burry speech therapist from the movie “For Family Circumstances” or a potential heir to the throne in “Elusive Avengers”. Continue reading

Cities of the world as full actors
There are stories that can happen only in one place, one city - transfer the action somewhere else, and this will be a completely different story. Let’s take a short…

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Nedodali: actors without Oscars
The film industry is an unpredictable thing and, in my opinion, not always fair. Take at least the main cinematic award - the golden Oscar. For example, about 40 years…

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Danila Kozlovsky. There are no proven theorems in life ...
Today, fans will be able to appreciate how he managed to present a classic character in the modern world, because the film Dubrovsky (2014) appears on the screens of the…

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Films of the Marriage of Figaro
What do you do when you have spleen, a bad mood or life just seems gray and monotonous? And if the window is a gloomy sky, overcast, snowstorm or tiresome…

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