"... The Dawns Here Are Quiet" Movie Review Essay & Film Analysis

The military theme has always occupied a special place in the cinema of the USSR: the country lost in the years of World War II, millions of its citizens, could not help but remember the people who fought for their country on the battlefield, died in concentration camps or worked in the rear. Stanislav Rostockiy soldier, soldier ispivshy share until the end, who has seen the death of comrades and dragged from the battlefield brave Russian woman wanted to talk about harsh these days, to share with the audience beredyaschimi soul experiences. Artistic interpretation of that terrible period of history, which is called the war began it implicitly, require heating to a critical point, when all comes to life, it becomes visible features, specific and disturbing images. I remember the hard times of the Great Patriotic director started back with a picture of "May the stars" in 1959, but the authenticity of the director of the peak reached in the "Zori": thirty years after the beginning of the invasion of the Nazis on the territory of our country, he put a special reel, where instead of the courageous unshaven guys plot heroes become fragile young girl, anti-aircraft gunner
served basis screenplay the story of another war veteran -. Boris Vasilyev, but a work written by the former personnel officer in a passionate style, but tough "trench truth" with a Achi Rostotsky, who became co-author of the script, change the concept. Although the writer during the joint work has repeatedly objected to the version of the director, the director has made an adaptation as compared with the original more sentimental and lyrical. In Rostotsky in a single plot line fuse: military picture female romance and adventure
daybreak in the Karelian village is replaced by a white night.. The river with a small bridge, a leaky lodchonka the coast, in the distance you can see the small church, in the house with a carved porch at roughly hewn table - a jug of fresh milk and crumbly potatoes in the pot, the owner in Russian scarf with patterns - Rostockiy so beautifully depicts peace life in the first half of the film, that only military uniforms but heroines standing on waste ground anti-aircraft guns resemble that somewhere nearby there is an enemy. And pretty funny Ocaña Vologda Lisa and thoughtful look of the Minsk Jewish Sony, and the practicality and reasonableness elders Vaskovo and sinful beauty amorous Eugene, and the sluggishness of orphan Ghali Chetvertak, and sacrifice for his age serious Rita - all for some three hours of screen time will be the family and friends so that you feel implicated in the fate of the girls
just so conceived master that "Zori" three primary colors. black, white and red. And if cinematic now - fighting and fateful crossing of the swamp - shot in black-and-white palette, the color dreams of girls who were involved in the memories, blinding white crystal: background deliberately chosen or pure dairy wall, or fluffy snow flakes. Episodes in color filled with feminine and melodrama: a girl spinning in a waltz with her beloved, and the other is dreaming of a prince, who arrived in the royal carriage, the third mil goof in a fur coat on a sledge-sledge pulled by three horses, four dreams myopic scattered college boy, shyly smiling, fifth dreamed romantic evening with an officer and champagne brotherhood - innocent fantasy suggested by languor girl's heart, it did not know the first "love" did not feel tenderness kiss without felt a slight breath of passion. And suddenly - as a sign of danger, alarm sign - fiery red horizon. The red color in the "Zori" - a sign of trouble. Only fragments of color filled with music, accurately conveying mood, breaking the balalaika tunes, the sonorous chords of the piano, the accordion-busting Russian.
What is perhaps disassociating "Dawn" from a large-scale jingoistic patriocheskoy epic "Liberation", which was completed a year earlier, and the greatness of the legendary brotherhood Bykovskikh "old man", released a little later, so it is the author's subtext: Rostockiy endowed with a keen sense of the tragic, for his life as the life of Boris Vasilyev, was under the gun death, the situation on the chosen seemingly extreme, placing the characters in the hopeless situation in which they were like, and by chance, the course focuses on the tape, that in fact it was inevitable, because the war the right to choose not to give. The treatment of the creators is that someone from the heroes have to die, not because evil is stronger, but because the good must be awakened. The death of heroes - a hopeless truth - uncompromising and honest, and Ultimate artistic truth is always above reconciliation. Rostockiy in "Zori" - the director of the irreconcilable: it does not compromise with any kindness or with rigidity, remaining between one of the most soulful artists of the seventies. Just his kindness in a film about five girls who were not afraid to fight the detachment of German paratroopers, akin to a scalpel the surgeon removes the tumor: the only way to save lives. In this case, cutting to the quick by removing callous hearts - save peacefully sleeping consciousness grandchildren young anti-aircraft gunner. Yes, there are a lot of tragedy, but not because the creators - and Vasilyev and Rostockiy - saw no other way out, and because they wanted to not only tell, but also to warn people: one can not be indifferent and selfish. Charity that the film evokes in us, it is necessary to our age. The final scenes of films as a strict priest in confession, again and again, relentlessly asking questions, forcing the recall and appreciate the true history of the country, to suddenly realize the importance of such a small, but valuable word "victory". And do not be ashamed of tears while watching the film: perhaps the world save the tears - pure, sincere, as the light of the soul of the girls, "Dawn."

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