Films about Catherine: TOP-5 paintings that are worth seeing
Movies about Catherine II for more than a dozen yearsinteresting to the audience. This woman broke into the world political scene, rebuilt the map of the world and annexed to the Russian Empire lands that had not been dreamed of before. It is quite natural that over a hundred years the directors of many countries try in their own way to interpret the peculiarities of the public and private life of the empress. Let's try to make an overview of the five most famous movies on this topic.
Films about Catherine: "The dissolute empress", 1934.
It is interesting that the first more or less well-known film aboutCatherine the Great was removed by the Americans. It happened in 1934. The director Joseph von Sternberg gave a very provocative title to his painting - The Rasputin Empress.
What can you say about this work? She is one of the best on this subject, at least, if we talk about American paintings in principle. Movies about Catherine, shot in the US, leave much to be desired in terms of semantic content, but very attractive in terms of entourage and scenery.
The picture of Joseph von Sternberg is known beforeall in that the main role in it was given to the inimitable Marlene Dietrich. The plot of the whole action is uncomplicated: the young Princess Fike, who was only brought to the palace of the Russian Empress Elizabeth, did not like Peter III, and she began to turn novels to the left and to the right. The film was not spared money, so the costumes in it are simply dazzling.
The film about Catherine: "Young Catherine", 1991.
After the film, Joseph von Sternberg on the screensthere were still many different things. In the Soviet Union, the noble and imperial themes were rarely raised, since the party's policy required only a negative review of this period of history.
Nevertheless, the films about Catherine continuedissued in the West. American director Michael Anderson in 91-m presented his work under the title "Young Catherine" with Julia Ormond in the title role. This film caused less criticism from domestic critics. However, it again is not sustained in a historical channel, but more entertainment. To the creation of costumes and music Michael Anderson attracted Russian masters.
"Viva, midshipmen!", 1991.
The film about Catherine from Svetlana Druzhinina is notis very popular. And yet this is one of the most reliable essays on the topic of the early years of the future Empress's life, although here in the storyline were fictional imaginary characters with an entertaining purpose.
The role of the young Fisk went to Christine Orbakaite. This choice, of course, surprised both spectators and critics, because these two women, even in appearance, did not have anything similar. But still the attention deserves the dynamics of the film and magnificent costumes.
"Catherine the Great", 1995.
The film about Catherine the Great in 1995 wassubjected to numerous criticism in Russia. Catherine this time was Catherine Zeta-Jones, and in the director's seat was placed Marvin J. Chomsky. Again, the real story completely did not coincide with the screen action, but the performer of the main role was magnificent, and a lot of money was spent on the scenery and costumes.
Catherine the Great, 2014
The film about Catherine 2 2014. release was filmed by Igor Zaitsev and was broadcast on the "First Channel". In the role of the brilliant empress, viewers saw Julia Snigir, and the infamous Peter III was played by Pavel Derevyanko.
To discuss the modern television"Creativity" is difficult, because the censures do not cause costumes and scenery, but there are big claims to the performers. It seems that the modern actresses are shredded and they only accept the role of club party girls. However, the role of an autocratic empress can hardly be claimed by both Snigir and a participant in another television epic, Marina Alexandrova.
This is not a complete list of paintings in whichone way or another appears the image of the famous empress. In 2014, along with "Catherine the Great", in Russia, for example, came out and the series "Catherine" with Marina Alexandrova in the title role. And more recently the sensational news has amazed the fans of Angelina Jolie: it became known that she bought the rights to the screen version of a novel about the life of Catherine II. Unfortunately, the actress's director's work leaves much to be desired, so it remains to be hoped only that she will give the chair of the director to a more knowledgeable person.