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“Guest from the future“: travel in “fine far“ the past?

Probably, are not believed our kids that their parents, such strict and such occupied, in the far childhood had idols too. And that their fan sighs and tears over Celina Gomez or Daniel Redkliff`s portraits are very clear to us.

would be Known by them with what adoration they peered into blue screens of the TVs of their mother and father in the 10 - 13 years! In order that sweet teenage memories of the first fan love gushed over us, it is enough to show us the one and only movie - the remarkable five-serial fantastic comedy “The Guest from the Future“.

This movie came out in 1985. At that time the wind of change already invisibly soared in air, and most of the Soviet viewers intuitively felt that the future here - here - and will come. Deceived future their expectations or not - time will show, but the movie “The Guest from the Future“ very much demonstrated as the average Soviet person imagines the future. Probably, for this reason the series about Alice so quickly won love of children of the Soviet Union, and especially pensive and romantic boys.

About boys - special conversation: were secretly in love with Natasha Guseva, the girl with unearthly appearance and a mysterious smile, it is universal all boys of the Union. When Cyrus Bulychev`s story “Hundred years to that forward“ received the vast majority of children`s votes in poll “What screen version of children`s work you would like to see?“, there was a question whom to take for Alice Seleznyova`s role. The girl with atypical appearance, not similar to ordinary Moscow schoolgirls was necessary. The commission chose from ten pretenders, but nobody was approved for a role until on any happy combination of circumstances in studio the timid girl with unreal eyes appeared.

The role in the movie “The Guest from the Future“ in a flash made Natasha Guseva an idol of millions. What is characteristic, the girl acted after that in several projects, but any of them did not make also a half of that success. That is, of course, business was not in it.

On success of the movie also Lesh Fomkin who played Kolya Gerasimov “worked“. The boy was, certainly, talented - he played such average school student, the sloven and the adventurer on all parts of a body what and was necessary. It surprisingly harmoniously looked in a shot with the bottles from - under kefir, so on - everyday, on - Soviet, from its figure even now invincibly blows as the Soviet carefree childhood.

In addition, performers of roles of other school students - and Lesh of Ants as Borya Messerer, and Semyon Buzgan as Kolya Sadovsky, and Ilyusha Naumov as Fima Korolev, and Maryana Ionesyan who played the best friend Alice Yulya Gribkova were very successfully picked up. It is interesting that practically none of young actors continued career in cinema.

Children - to actors, according to the featured actress, were very much helped by skilled adult actors - Vyacheslav Nevinny, Mikhail Kononov, Evgeny Gerasimov, Georgy Burkov, Boris Scherbakov, Vladimir Nosik, Valentina Talyzina, Natalya Varley and others. In general, the director Pavel Gerasimov, certainly, was able to work with children, is skillful to create the cheerful creative atmosphere on a shooting stage.

Separately, of course, it is worth talking about music in the movie. The song “Fine Is Far“ became not just a hit - it became some kind of anthem of the future for all generations of the audience. The song subject surprisingly accurately is entered in the movie, accompanies heroes in all of them adventures. It seems, “Fine it is far“ - perfect work, but, according to the composer, she was thought up easily and quickly. Evgeny Krylatov cheerfully assured that “any composer, having received such words as “Fine it is far“, would write the best song“. Also added: “But mine all the same would be better“. It is a pity that much the song was remembered by an angelic voice of the performer Tatyana Daskovskaya, and it is not even specified in credits.

Certainly, the movie should be watched to all who already watched it repeatedly, and especially that who did not manage to look yet. It is necessary to look for several reasons:

In - the first, it is the fine illustrated encyclopedia of life of the Soviet school student which will help our children to understand better, than there lived their parents in the childhood what they were and what dreamed of, to look at Moscow of the eightieth years, to smile to what the people living in those days saw the future. And to us, their parents, the movie will present several hours of sweet nostalgia on the childhood, on itself that left time.

In - the second, the movie preaches immemorial truth which never becomes outdated: that the friendship helps us to overcome the most difficult obstacles that the good always overcomes the evil and that all who will be after us have to be surely better than us - such is the law of the nature, the law of evolution. Looking at movie events from height of the come future, it becomes sometimes sad that we do not justify the representations about to ourselves in the future a little.

the Movie does not lose the relevance and today, but gets a little unexpected sense. It also takes away us in “fine far“, but this not far bright future, but fine and our remote past to which “under the own steam year after year“ any more, alas, never to get.