The man shared his impressions from the film “first Time”. 82-year-old Alexei Leonov acted as a consultant during the filming of the acclaimed movie and tried to guide how Directors and costumers.
One of the most anticipated Russian films “first Time” today, finally starts in theaters. Producers Timur Bekmambetov and Yevgeny Mironov made a picture of how on March 18, 1965 pilot Alexey Leonov walked in space. Some of the details of this mission for a long time were kept secret – it turns out that many things went wrong. “StarHit” learned, what mistakes were made during filming and why it was necessary to remodel the whole picture.
Legendary pilots Alexey Leonov and Pavel Belyaev, who ran the space ship played by Yevgeny Mironov and Konstantin Khabensky. Actors, suspended by special ropes, hardly moved in 30-pound suits.
“Knightley has always been a focused, words did not say too much, – has shared with “StarHit” the actor Alexander Luma. And Mironov – the soul of the whole project. He joked, without shouting calmly explained that it is necessary to alter”.
Principal consultant at the site were made by 82-year-old Alexei Leonov.
“I saw the film one of the first, – has shared with “StarHit” Alexey Leonov. – Computer graphics, of course, on top. Did not understand where it was shot – in space or in the pavilion. But the costumes leave much to be desired. The Wife Mironov crumpled jacket. I showed a photo of the artist, costume designer, they say, look, what we looked like – no Marinochka! The court in March stood, and she wore all hats, as in -20. Looks like a procession for Christmas. Then I overlooked, and then it was too late. And what of our with Pavel Belyaev wives dressed? Almost the singlets!”
Bloopers Leonov found in the script. “Was my claim to frame, which showed Leonid Brezhnev’s meeting with Sergey Korolev, continues Alexey Leonov. – Leonid Ilyich talked with him as a superintendent, although the king was very respected man in the world. I was told that it is not necessary, and the scene altered. Corrected a few places. For example, there was a phrase: “What are we, speed up the project and this will kill the astronauts-heroes?” But before the flight we heroes not call of orders at that moment not thought.”
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The work on the movie began in 2015 when the Leonov’s feat was 50 years old. But after a year of shooting was in jeopardy producers decided to change the Director.
“I was fired, – has shared with “StarHit” Yuri Bykov, who took the series “Method”. – Timur Bekmambetov reviewed the material and said that it’s not. We do not agree. In the end, I was removed from the project, my name isn’t even in the credits since the movie was completely re-shot. You know what I worked on the film Sergei Bodrov and also failed. I believe conscientiously perform the tasks, but perhaps the producers at that time do not fully understand what needs to happen on the exhaust. It happens. I’m glad the film is still removed”.
Finally the Director who was able to embody the idea of the creators, was found. They became Dmitry Kiselyov, known for the Comedy “Christmas Tree”. The film was remade in accelerated mode. This time, however, unforeseen weather.
“The last scene filmed in the Crimea, – told the “StarHit” operator Igor Volkov. – There was no sun for two weeks. Wind, overcast. A survey of military objects were done on the flying camera – copter. It costs about 2.5 million rubles. Thought because of bad weather it will crash in about ten minutes, but fortunately lucky.”