Film, Film, Film
|Film, Film, Film|
|Directed by||Fyodor Khitruk|
Made as a parody of the Soviet movie industry, this nearly-silent pantomime tells a story of a film crew that faces various problems during the filmmaking process, from writing a screenplay to pre-production (which includes dealing with beurocratic officials) to the actual shooting of the movie.
At the beginning of the cartoon, the screenwriter tries to write a script with a typewriter, but several times he tears it up. In a fit of desperation, he then prepares to commit suicide, but then the muse of inspiration literally descends to him. At this time, there is a film director who, after reading the script, enthusiastically praises him and takes on it to shoot a film.
Both buddies start running around in different instances to approve the script. At the cost of incredible efforts, then shortening the text, then, on the contrary, adding the text back, the director still manages to approve the script. After that film director goes to film studio and begins to gather the film crew: art director, director of photography, composer, sound engineer, assistant director, actors, workers and others is going to.
Next is the process of filming. Heroes of the cartoon are hampered by various troubles: absence of the necessary props, bad weather, incomprehension of the role of the child actor, the excess of the budget. To top it all off, the authorities already rejected the end of the film as too gloomy. The ending was urgently reshooted. The film was shot, mounted. At the premiere after the success of the film, the entire film crew, with applause from the audience, weeps with happiness.
The movie begins and ends with a song: "So many jobs that call, // but film is best of all. // Once you're involved with it // Happiness guaranteed".
|Screenwriters||Vladimir Golovanov, Fyodor Khitruk|
|Art Director||Vladimir Zuykov|
|Art Director's Assistant||Eduard Nazarov|
|Composers||Aleksandr Zatsepin, Yevgeny Krylatov|
|Sound Director||Georgy Martyniuk|
|Animators||Gennady Sokolsky, Violetta Kolesnikova, Igor Podgorskiy, Maria Motruk, Marina Voskanyants, Leonid Kayukov|
|Artists||V. Gilyarova, O. Vorobyova, Tatiana Kazantseva, Sophia Mitrofanova, Natalia Tanner, Alexei Solovyov, Tatiana Sokolskaya|
|Voice Actors||Aleksei Polevoy, Georgy Vitsin|
|Main music theme||Sokol (music)|
Vyacheslav Dobrynin, Valentin Vitebskiy and Leonid Berger (vocal)
- 1969 — honorary diploma at the International Short Film Festival in Kraków
- 1970 — prize at the International Short Film Festival in Tampere
- 1973 — "Best short film" prize at the International Film Festival of Colombo
- 1973 — Silver Medal at the International Animation Festival in New York City
- 1976 — Fyodor Khitruk received the USSR State Prize for Film, Film, Film, the Winnie-the-Pooh trilogy, Island and I Grant You A Star
- According to Khitruk, the cartoon character of the film director was inspired by Grigori Roshal and not by Sergei Eisenstein as most people think.
- The main theme was performed by Sokol, the first Soviet rock band, although they were listed as "VIA Sokol" in the credits. Vocals were provided by Vyacheslav Dobrynin, Valentin Vitebskiy and Leonid Berger of the VIA Orphey who were not mentioned in the credits at all.
- Encyclopedia of Domestic Animation, p. 688
- Interview with Fyodor Khitruk at Novaya Gazeta, April 29, 2002 (in Russian)
- Valentin Vitebskiy: Life Under the Banner of Beatles interview by Valery Kolpakov, January-March 2006 (in Russian)