I started looking for a new activity. All professional theaters of Moscow does not suit me or I did not suit them. Anyway, I could not find their way into the theater.My literary pursuits were sharply divided on what I wrote for the soul, and that will not print, and the fact that the print and that I download the film Red
and considered trash. These were kakieto children, historical novels, newspaper essays, translations. I translated a lot, mostly French. By the way, I learned the French language by itself.Gymnasium had not given me knowledge of French, except the first fruits. Once I took the novel by Henri de Regnier, sat with a dictionary and read the writing out every unfamiliar word and memorizing it. I read the novel and then it is easy to understand in reading French literary language.Pronunciation but still have so barbaric that talk pofrantsuzski I hesitate, though translated several novels by Zola, the letters of Flaubert, Maupassant's short stories and modern French. I can hardly even remember what I did in the years 1926-1927, to mine, mainly balbesnichal.But, in any case, I have been trying to determine the way kakimto its way into art. During this time I even tried to write a script, but I thought that the main condition for writing the script - a familiarity with kakimnibud cinematographer who could push through it.So I started writing the script with some Mamonova, a former actress, a very gentle old lady. She promised me a patronage, I believe, through the actor download the film Red
and Repnin. It is natural that this company did not succeed. We wrote something for a long time. I remember that I was in this scenario Kuleshov. The success of the script had.Even before that, I wrote a play in verse by half, campaign content. I took this piece Eisenstein. Eisenstein took me alone with MormonenkoAleksandrovym, extremely handsome young man, positively charming appearance.In the play "The Wise Man Stumbles" he went on a rope in the cylinder and a black half mask, and his eyes lit green light, as a half-mask was inserted bulb. Eisenstein was a negative attitude to my play. Extremely polite and sarcastic, he gave me a lecture on the theatrical drama.I was so ashamed, as if I were publicly download the film Red
and flogged. I was deeply convinced that Eisenstein for life remember the young nerd with his play, but, fortunately, he had forgotten about it totally, and when we met with him over many years, could not recall any of my dramatic experience, no me.To complete the description of this period of my life, I should add that the appearance at the time I was quite eccentric.
I went to temnomalinovom jacket, which was sewn in 1921 kakogoto Hussar of cloth, to get me somewhere in the unit. This jacket was unusually strong. I was in there the whole era of the New Economic Policy.He has always been smeared with clay, what I thought was a sign of a professional sculptor, and, therefore, do not clean off the clay. On my head was a thick cap of curly hair, which is hard to believe. Was a case where Lenin arrived in VHUTEIN Nadezhda Konstantinovna.They had come to the daughter of Inessa Armand, who studied and lived with us in our hostel.