A selection of songs from Gaidai's films that everyone knows from childhood
Leonid Iovich Gaidai - is a famous Soviet film director, screenwriter and actor who made many popular comedy films. He was born in 1923 and lived 70 years of interesting life. Gaidai is a People's Artist of the USSR and a winner of the Vasiliev Brothers State Prize of the RSFSR.
Gaidai always paid attention to detail in his work, as well as to the musical accompaniment. That's why some of the songs he used in his films became hits. In this article, we would like to tell you about some of them.
Help me (The Diamond Hand)
The song "Help Me" from the film. "Diamond Hand." - this romantic a composition performed by Natalia Bystrova's character in the seduction scene. Authors The song was composed by composer Andrey Petrov and poet Leonid Derbenev. The song is also known as title "Volcano of Passion."
The song has a melodic and expressive character, perfectly emphasising the emotions of the characters. The actors, of course, also played their roles brilliantly.
This song performed different singers and singers, but the most famous version is the one sung by Aida Vedischeva. She was Natalia Bystrova's understudy in the film and lent her voice to the heroine. Her rendition of the song "Help Me" became one of the most memorable moments of the film and brought her popularity. Apart from her, this song was also sung by Irina Grineva and Grigory Leps, as well as other artists.
The January blizzard is ringing (Ivan Vasilyevich Changes Profession)
Song "The January Blizzard Rings" from the film "Ivan Vasilyevich changes his profession." - it's winter romancewhich is sung by the heroine Nina Brodskaya. The song is played in the scene when the heroine sings about difficulties of love in the modern world. The song has a lyrical and nostalgic character that conveys the feelings of the characters.
Authors songs - composer Alexander Zatsepin and poet Leonid Derbenev. Initially. Zatsepin invited Sofia Rotaru to record the song, but her delivery seemed to director Leonid Gaidai too serious and not suitable for the image of the heroine Natalia Seleznyova.
So Zatsepin turned to Nina BrodskyHe had worked with her before, but not quite successfully. Brodskaya performed the song the way she wanted, and her voice matched Seleznyova's high timbre perfectly.
Wait, a steam engine (Operation "Y" and Other Adventures of Shurik)
The song "Wait, Steam Locomotive" from the film "Operation "Y" and other adventures of Shurik." - this cheerful a composition performed by Yuri Nikulin's character playing the guitar. Nikulin's singing is interrupted by the lines of other characters, which makes the composition fit very organically into the film.
The authorship of this song causes a lot of disputes. Some people believe that authors of the song - composer Alexander Zatsepin and poet Leonid Derbenev. Since 1946, it has been officially recognised that the author of these lines was the young poet Kolya Ivanovsky, who was sent to the Karelian Gulag. Nikulin generally believed that the song folkand didn't learn about Ivanovsky until 25 years after the film was released.
The song has humorous and dynamic character, and Nikulin perfectly conveys the mood of the composition. The song was also over-sung different performers such as Alexander Rosenbaum, Vladimir Vysotsky, Mikhail Krug, Lyube and others.
Island of Bad Luck (The Diamond Hand)
Another song from "The Diamond Hand" - the song "Bad Luck Island."was written composer Alexander Zatsepin and poet Leonid Derbenev.
The song "Island of Bad Luck" is sung by a character Andrei Mironov in the scene when he is talking to Nikulin. It sounds like a mocking monologue hero, so the composition has an ironic character.
The song has become one of the most renowned and favourite compositions from Soviet cinema and brought Mironov fame. It was later used in his repertoire miscellaneous performers such as Vladimir Vysotsky, Mikhail Boyarsky, Sergey Lazarev and others.
If I Were a Sultan (The Caucasian Captive)
This song is performed by Yuri's character. Nikulina in the scene when he, together with the characters of Georgy Vitsin and Yevgeny Morgunov, first tries to placate the heroine for the purpose of kidnapping her. Natalia Varley (but in the end she deceives them anyway and escapes, having filled her belly with delicious food beforehand). In this situation, the composition sounds like a fantasy of the hero, who imagines himself as a sultan with three wives. Although in the end he comes to the conclusion that it is better to be single at all.
The song "If I Were Sultan" was written by composer Alexander Zatsepin and poet Yakov Kostyukovsky especially for the film. The composition became one of the most renowned and favourites from Soviet cinema and once again showed Nikulin not only as an actor but also as a charismatic performer.
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