Thoughts About Herzen's House.. (1983)

Film-document №8864 3 parts, Duration: 0:30:17 to collection Price category A

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Producer CSDF (RCSDF)

Director: Geleyn I.

Script writers: Vanshenkin K.

Operators: Nikonov V.

Anouncers: Vanshenkin K.


A film tells about the past and modern times of the Literary Institute, cabinet museum of the great Russian writer Herzen (1812-1870), situated in the building of the Literary Institute (Herzen's former estate).


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1h. -History of the House of Tver Boulevard, where he was born Herzen. The work of the Literary Institute. Gorky, situated in this house. 2h. - Literary Institute, in the years of war: occupation. 3h. - The post-war period of the institute. Poet Vanshenkin recalls the postwar history of the Institute, their fellow students.

Reel №1

Part 1: Sunrise over the Moscow River.


Floating barge.


Watering machine. A.I.Gertsenu monument in front of the Gorky Literary Institute in Tverskoy Boulevard (the former estate of Herzen).

Opens the door to the study-museum Herzen.

Interior office with photos on the wall.

Old engravings depicting events in 1812: Napoleon in the Kremlin, Murat's cavalry on Tverskaya Street, the Kremlin towers, the overall view of the Kremlin, Moscow after the fire.

Turn the pages of the "Russian encyclopedia" (multrabota).

Page 28 of Volume dictionary article Lenin "Marx", signed V.Ilin (multrabota).

Roots volume encyclopedia.

Closed office door Herzen.

Newsreel 30's.: Moscow: the traffic on the pavement, people on the street, tram rides, the people met Gorky on the station platform.

Bitter against the dam being built.

Bolshoi Theatre.

Cover the modern edition of the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov's "Master and Margarita" (multrabota).

Sign saying "Gorky Literary Institute." Students at the Institute building, in the lobby.

A student sits on a windowsill.

Interview Rector V.Pimenova (synchronously).

Panorama over the spine of authors, the first graduates of the Institute of Literature.

A series of photos of students of the Institute of pre-war and post-war issues (multrabota).

Newsreel 1934: House of Unions in the days of the First All-Union Congress of Writers.

Among those present Gorky.

In the square in front of the Literary Institute interviewed poet Margarita Aliger (synchronously).


Newsreel 30's.: Speaker V.Lugovskoy writer.

Tractor with plow plowing the land.

Balloons in the air.

Icebreaker in arctic ice.

Workers' demonstration.

Industrial landscapes.

Dam of the Dnieper.

Part 2. Train departs from the platform.

Shield with the inscription "Peredelkino." Summer landscape near Moscow.

Rural Cemetery.

Country Houses in Peredelkino.

Bridge over the river Setun.

Summer forest trees.

Interview poet K.Vanshenkina (synchronously).

Newsreel 1941: Late autumn, the military Moscow: Monument to Pushkin, tram rides, the street are soldiers in white camouflage, carry blimp down the street, passing military vehicles, soldiers on the roof, anti-aircraft gun on the street barricades in the streets.

Winter 1941: Battles of Moscow, passing tanks, Soviet soldiers running through the village, taking positions, shooting guns, explosions, soldiers fleeing the attack, the soldiers in the trenches and soldiers helping the wounded soldier is wounded at the hands of the soldiers after the battle the fire , put the pot on the fire.

Interviews playwright Viktor Rozov (synchronously).

Newsreel, 1941 (summer): Seeing the soldiers at the front.

Mourners on the platform of the Moscow railway station, an orchestra, the soldiers say goodbye to their families.

Newsreel, 1945 (Spring): The train demobilized soldiers drove up to the station, the people welcomed the warriors.

Photos poet M. Svetlov.

Photo teachers litinstituta: A.A.Reformatsky, A.I.Timofeev, S.M.Bondi. S.M.Bondi interviews (synchronously) view on the shelves with books.

Monument to Alexander Pushkin.

Tunic over a chair.

Says writer Yuri Bondarev (synchronously).

Newsreel, 1945 (summer): The post-war Moscow - the people coming out of the clubhouse, residents dancing in the park.

Students in front of the Literary Institute.

Part 3. K.Vanshenkina interviews (synchronously).

Says the writer V.Tendryakov (synchronous), view of the building of the Institute.

Photo K.Paustovskogo.

Newsreel 1946-1955 gg.: Postwar Moscow - tram rides, K.Paustovsky in the car talking to a tram conductor. L.Leonov writer in the office at work.

Writers V.Kataev; K.Fedin.

The opening ceremony of the memorial in honor of the students and staff of the Institute of Literature, who died in the Great Patriotic War.

The names of the victims. V.Pimenov said.

Those present at the plaque.

Newsreel, 1941: Distribution of weapons.

Trains with soldiers sent to the front.

Seminar in the auditorium of the Literary Institute.

Student reading poetry (synchronously).

LISTEN. Children bathe in the river horses.

Sunset over the river.

Book with portraits of famous writers and poets (multrabota).

Newsreel: Performance poet R. Rozhdestvensky from the rostrum. V.Solouhin writer.

Poet B. Akhmadulina autographs.

Poet Rasul Gamzatov.

Students enter the building of the Institute, go up the stairs.

Institute building facade at night.

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