"Spring on Zarechnaya Street (1956)" Movie Review Essay & Film Analysis

Beautiful, delightful film about the difficulties of the problem of choosing between the two art forms, between the two disciplines - music and literature
Sasha Savchenko main character - the best steel smelter plant, the soul of any campaign, which even at night school classes do not interfere with practice your favorite hobby in life - music. And at the dance, and home gatherings, and even just walking down the street with another guitarist - he never misses an opportunity to learn a couple of notes
His life is adjusted, as a schedule of open-hearth furnaces and razlineena as the stave..
But in the city there comes a new young teacher of literature, penetrating said a few words about your subject and the hero's life goes down the drain. Steel in his eyes turns into iron, and your favorite motifs - even with vodka - do not bring former repose. The protagonist falls in love with - the alleged teacher, in fact - in the literature. Lose sleep over, and begins to be torn between the two art forms -. Music and literature
Next film skillfully masked by the usual melodrama, but do not shoot the viewer to spend - and seem to be in a movie, just like in real life, not the same. Veteran director would hardly have started this whole rigmarole with methane hero just for one melodramatic plot. As a young man in front of a creative person always has a choice - which way to go, what to devote his life to art - was such a choice at the time, obviously, to the author of the film. The plot with a double - and even slim - the bottom is not new to cinema. Show the vicissitudes of a love story, and want to talk about something else. You will not be the same to make a film about their personal throwing in his youth, when he could not decide to come a future profession! Who will be interested in your question ?! To do this, and there is a metaphor. This is a favorite technique of all self-respecting film directors, known all more or less familiar with the cinema audience. You can pour out your secret, through suffering, metaphorically, allegorically showing anything, and no one - no mudslinger - not to say then that you say, dear comrade - narcissus, and everything is about yourself, your favorite, nasnimal knows what ... And here Marlena Martenovichu no equal ...
Subject choice between the two forms of art, between the two disciplines runs through the whole story. Throughout the hour and a half hero rushes from music lessons for classes in literature and vice versa. Once classes are improving the main character in literature, he is one player and holds personal companion for lessons in music. Once a hero to his head, as in a quagmire, bogged down in the music classes (with drinks afterwards - as a side effect), so then his eyes, as an evil, comes the very pretty teacher with his beautiful, but even more viscous and ! spanning literature
but unlike music, which is due to availability, pay tribute to a great many, literature to do - business, though pleasant, when you reach the desired condition, but still troublesome and tedious. And especially - when you do not reach ... Even sympathetic teacher who is attached to the pursuits of literature, can not give them the necessary advantage. Music and familiar campaign still outweigh. Hence the countless throwing the hero of light and pleasant music playing to the laborious digging in the epistolary genre, followed by a natural return to "business as usual" - a more affordable pastime. . From feast to pesnyapeniyami - in class to class, and again in the evening jam session
The protagonist-mnogostanochnik more reminiscent of the hero of the Russian proverb: "and the reaper, and the reader, and the blacksmith, and the dude igrets". But the call of circumstances, he can not stand, and if the main activity it still all forged, then at leisure reader-igrets desperate and doomed to fight on two fronts, and begins flowing strokes on both sides. Leisure is so diverse and mnogoslozhen that carelessly started up to chance, is getting out of control and threatens to engulf it with giblets. His life turns into hell - hell, familiar to every beginner figure in the arts: hitting once between the Scylla and Charybdis of the two incarnations of creativity, it is difficult (or even impossible) to reach his Ithaca - home port, where you are waiting for the Audience Award, Grammy, the Booker Prize or at worst, at least pretty wife. To avoid becoming a victim of leisure, necessarily have to choose one thing for which to fight - or Booker, or Grammy ...
unreported leisure time up to the limit of his creative powers, the hero eventually breaks with music lessons by dipping his "teacher" in the cold and murky waters of the river Styx - or the city pond - and then goes on to surrender, full employment literature, to which, as someone has counted only a hundred meters. And even he begins to engage: the run - that is, without training - answers the first question, the 17th ticket: "What is an ellipsis" ... But then, as an evil, on the street heard the sound of popular music conscription, and the hero again unable to bear the torture of a variety of subjects, escapes from classes and does not answer to the second question of the 17th ticket and be spellbound for the next wandering musical instrument, like a flute of the Pied Piper.
It's a never ending story which can not be the end, and stories with an open ending - a favorite technique of auteur cinema
refrain. m sounds and the main melody of the film: "When spring comes - do not know ..." - as another reminder of the victory of music over literature. As a symbol of the fact that mass and accessible always wins elitist and difficult to grasp. The film somehow still MUSICAL!
between D minor and ellipsis character barely still chose the dots, but then again ran for D minor ...
However, the proverbial dots, safely delivered after the word " END ", still leaves a glimmer of hope for the literature and the right to the last word.
« why, why, in this world there are so many disciplines ?! "
deep and very serious multidimensional auteur cinema, which no doubt will find its numerous, but grateful audience.
8 out of 10

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