Do not guess. Otar was very different in the years of study. I also want to think about Sasha Mitte. That is one amazing combined with rational principle kakimto spontaneous, every time an unexpected splash of creativity. He is the architect of the first education. And that I was in it especially surprised - his handwriting.Such a large, beautiful handwriting. I remember once gave kakoeto job on the course. And Sasha began to draw. And the teacher said, "Sasha, you do pretend to draw." But a moment later there was a brilliant caricature of the teacher immediately and himself, and all of us.And at the same time talking about the profession he accurately explained rationally, what's the plan, what size of most advantageous, the most economical that "eight" - is the basis of surveys, because the basis of installation ... That is, it worked exactly architect, designer, he designed and their decisions are not shy about it at all.And after the winter session, Sasha brilliantly passed, he moved to the second year, the workshop of Mikhail Romm.I recall with genuine warmth six months spent at the directing department, despite the difficult internal state, despite the sad outcome, simply because there began to accumulate that and now, I believe, is my wealth and dignity, my strength, if you want . This meeting people.As for the direction, I now, in his old age often ask myself the question: could it be otherwise? Well, probably could, I had more advice, seek support, to more and deeper watch online movie Suvorov
and think, without falling into a panic and overconfidence.Perhaps I could finish the directing department. I know people who went to the director, having only one advantage over me - they were more mature, more experienced, more cunning, if you want. They work to this day, and sometimes actively work than people genuinely talented. That is the fate of the beat could be.But why? As time passed, I have worked in the Union of Cinematographers, began to open all kinds of directing course, even my senior colleagues in the film studies the shop tried to change their occupation. Second attempt I could carry quite easily. For instance, because of the relationship with Ivan Pyryev.But did not move, did not pull. So, all right, and the scope of my work - this is knowledge, knowledge. However, once again, his life is a movie I just did not think.Therefore, was overjoyed when after long and not always with my participation marching negotiations between departments suddenly I was asked to come to the director of the Institute, to talk about the transition to film history faculty.
What is it like this, I still really had no idea, but I was encouraged by the opportunity to stay at the institute, to continue their education. When I began to teach himself in his own department, I had diplomnitsa, a very talented man, Galya Vinogura, from Belarus, Gomel.She came to VGIK, as I learned later, with honors Gomel University.