Photo: Igor Chernykh’s Personal Archive
January 30 marks the 95th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding Soviet film director Leonid Gaidai – the creator of the “Caucasian captive”, “Operation Y”, “Ivan Vasilievich changes his profession” and other absolute Soviet hits that are familiar to all spectators of our country.
Why was Gaidai known to his colleagues as a rather gloomy person and rarely laughed while working? What made the boy’s halo in the “Diamond Hand” and the shooting of which scene of this film caused the greatest difficulties for the creative group (spoiler: taxi ride through the narrow streets of Adler)? Why did Gaydai like tapes of Chaplin and why he never admitted this love in his films?
About the films and works of Leonid Gaidai, at the request of KinoPoisk, the cameraman Igor Chernykh, who worked together with the director on the films “The Diamond Arm” and “The Private Detective or the Operation” Kooperatsiya “, and the author of the new biography of Gaidai from the ZhZL series, Evgeny Novitsky.
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