Was there a boy? Was there Syutkin, maybe there was no Syutkin?
What is hype and how to deal with it? This is how news is actually born.
Show “Voice”, Channel One, our time. Someone (still someone, he is not Syutkin yet) Daniil Korolev, having triumphantly passed into the second round, shook hands with all the mentors, except for Syutkin. And what, you ask. And nothing, went to write the province, in the sense of YouTube, the World Wide Web. It turns out that our people, suspicious and sensitive to everything unprecedented, saw in this non-shaking a certain symbol, an afront, a fateful gesture. Here he shook everyone, but he did not. Is this Daniel an anti-Semite? Or maybe he is against Putin? Or for Ukraine?
This news, nowhere to go, scored first places in the chats. The news reached the newly minted singer Mr. Korolev. And this is what he said on this occasion: “To get into the second round of the Voice show on Channel One was so unexpected that all I thought about at that moment was how not to fall down or scream with joy while walking to mentors. And only after they wrote about it on the Web, I realized that Valery Miladovich had risen to meet me. It pains me very much that someone thinks that I have deliberately shown disrespect to a person whose work has inspired and still inspires me to this day. “
Everything, bobby is dead, in the sense of news. Or the mountain gave birth to a mouse. No, even a mouse has nothing to do with it, “Chapaev and Emptiness.” Zero turned to zero, the carriage turned into a pumpkin. A worthless hype, fake info and only one question: was there Syutkin?
Was. In fact, the news (real) is that this is one of the two singers of our great pop music (the second is Alexander Malinin), who always sings without a phonogram. With your voice. Even if this voice is already asking for retirement, 60. This is news.
So Vladimir Putin went to the Internet, to someone else’s platform. No, television actively helps him, casts his every word in granite, quotes tirelessly. But what is the effect! The surprise effect.
TASS is authorized to declare. TASS invented it (or invented it for him), carried it out: the President of the Russian Federation speaks and shows. There are two in the room, he and Andrei Vandenko, a very good interviewer who once lit up in Komsomolskaya Pravda. Yes, he saw Putin, but now Putin saw him. True, one such person, who even wrote a book about this, recently disgraced himself with Dud. It’s so dangerous to get close to a president who comes from the KGB. You can fall in love, enlist, become your own. For a journalist, this is death.
Vandenko asks with dignity, does not fawn, does not grovel, keeps his back straight. And only one question hangs in the air: why is all this started?
But why! The Internet is winning over TV, everyone can see it. What’s the most popular genre on YouTube today? Interview. The good old genre of interviews, which is a thousand years old, suddenly ascended to heaven, became a king, escaped from the box and from Posner and firmly entered the Web. Yuri Dud, Irina Shikhman (aka “And Talk?”), Nikolai Solodnikov (aka “Not Pozner Yet”) and all, all, all. For three, for two, for one – the people madly rushed to the Internet to talk to each other. But what can I say, the whole Oleg Menshikov invited Alla Borisovna to his theater and also nicely sharpened the frills with her in front of the audience according to the tickets sold. Literally everyone went crazy with these interviews.
And now Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. Fabulous design, a bunch of TV cameras, favorable angles, light, color … Presidential aphorisms are immediately displayed on the screen, just like Dud’s! Moreover, Dud did not have a president yet. It’s time.
Who killed Listyev?
Project “Editorial Office” and Alexey Pivovarov present: dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the murder of Vladislav Listyev. Watch only on YouTube, TV won’t show you.
Everyone was here: from Ernst to Sagalaev, from Lyubimov to Mukusev, from the widow of Albina Nazimova to a person who looked like Prosecutor General Skuratov to investigator Triboy …
Here it was necessary to show the time: “do you remember how it all began.” There was the pain of memories and an unhealing delight, an aching pity that everything was over so quickly. And Pivovarov did it, showed it. He came into the trust of literally everyone, charmed, charmed … No, not that … He’s just one of those who understand everything, and he doesn’t need to explain it a second time.
The first part is lyrical, sentimental, everyone present in the frame with Pivovarov moistens their eyes, as much as their heart jumps out: “Look”, Gorbachev, perestroika, freedom, reckless youth … Gradually the spring tightens: the first good money, stadiums, then a rollback “, But already from underground, August 19, GKChP, Rostropovich in the White House with a gun at the ready, victory! Power, a lot of money, quarrels, disputes, a terrarium of like-minded people, bandits, advertising … “Field of Miracles”, “Theme”, “Rush Hour” … Appointment of Vlad as head of ORT, cancellation of advertising … March 1, 1995, Listyev ends his program, at the exit from “Ostankino” call Albina … Entrance of his house … That’s it.
Pivovarov, like a good director, works here, all the details are important. He leads his line from late Soviet romanticism to that not at all golden mean of “dashing”, “saints”, murderous 90s, when everything happened.
Oh, how he played the assistant professor Sokolov, this Mikhail Gorevoy! Maniac, assassin, dismemberment, Knight of the Legion of Honor. And where?! In the show “Dok-talk”, under reconstruction. For many artists, this is called “hack”, but Gorevoy turned out to be Hamlet. Or Othello, no less.
Or maybe Raskolnikov: the student turned into an assistant professor, killed an innocent, but only now he did not repent. Because Napoleon Sokolov is not about that.
It would be blasphemy to disassemble the artist’s play, to compare it with classical productions, deeds of bygone years, all the more fictional. This St. Petersburg tragedy happened quite recently and shook the whole country. But we are talking about television, despite the cynicism.
In general, the failed format was the most valuable reconstruction. Conversations in the studio in favor of the poor have already been said, retold. But this game of artists, direction …
On TV, artistic reconstruction has always been considered a makeweight, an insignificant part of a game composition. The opposite is true here. These eyes of the Gorevy will be in my dreams, I do not know where to run from these eyes. There is such a passion, how much of a Shakespearean! Such a devil in the flesh is breathtaking. And this is all for the living, for the living …
For such a game, reincarnation, I would give Gorevy an Oscar, no less. Why is there “Oscar” – “Golden Eagle”! He turned a show, scary to the point of banality, into an art phenomenon. That’s where he is dear.
When I see him on TV, my heart somehow warms up: my dear, good, good-natured prime minister. I will not hide, for some time now I have become a fan of him and even live according to the precepts of my idol. So he said: the working week is four days, and now I no longer work on Fridays. Or on Mondays, because such a person said!
Why am I writing about him now? Because I watch TV a little more attentively than all of you put together. And here’s what I noticed: Medvedev is becoming more and more. And they serve it on a blue screen (not on the eye!), Better and better. Indeed, quite recently we did not even know, did not remember who our prime minister was. Well, it was not on TV, even cut it. And when I was, I got into a mess: “There is no money, but you are holding on.” Here are such wonderful crusts soaked.
And now he is a statesman, wise and uncompromising. He thinks only about the Motherland, only about you and me, like his senior friend Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. Conducts government meetings so clearly, clearly, regardless of faces. A little more, and our president will say that this is the best prime minister in the entire post-Soviet history.
And it is right! It is not by chance that our Guarantor chose him, Dmitry Anatolyevich, as the head of all Russia, his successor. So that he would sit, he would warm up a chair (what a chair there is – a throne!) For the one who needs it, the only possible, the best of the best. In order not to pull the blanket over himself, not to intrigue, not to be secretive, but exactly on time, from a tunic to a tunic, he handed over Monomakh’s hat to the place, the so necessary head for everything. And Dmitry Anatolyevich-Nadezhda did just that, in no way let down the Motherland and Putin.
And he also takes all the bumps on himself, you can even scold him on TV, although gently, carefully. He is the head of the unloved United Russia, not Putin. He is responsible for constantly raising taxes, not Putin. Although Putin is also great – he took and covered up his younger brother with the pension reform. This is their interchangeability.
When Medvedev was president, the liberals suddenly thought that a thaw had begun, freedom that is better than lack of freedom, and lined up to kiss Dmitry Anatolyevich’s hand. What a criminal naivete! The liberals thought that they had got their own president, but he is not yours, liberals, he is Putin’s.
Why did we have such a picture? After all, the almighty TV can do a lot, almost everything. Did you think that you choose your own power? Oh well. This TV chooses it for you guys. He can blow (in a good way) anyone and blow anyone away. It is not for nothing that Vladimir Vladimirovich – only Posner – all the time repeats the American proverb about a horse’s butt, which you show on TV for three months in a row, and this butt will be the president. Is not it so?
This TV in 1996 made more than 30% of Yeltsin’s 2% and thus extended his reign. TV (remember Sergei Dorenko, his blessed memory) removed from the road-road the main competitors of Putin – Luzhkov and Primakov.
True, there are moments (wonderful moments!) When the TV is powerless. During perestroika, the same Yeltsin was so soaked, so soaked, and people, in spite of the officialdom, still chose him on their own head. But this happens rarely, in a turning point, dashing, troubled time.
And now TV shows us the wonderful Medvedev, the best of the best. Oh really? Is it really decided to make him president again, this time in 2024? Well, yes, then, in 2008, it worked. Can we repeat? And I’m ready to forget what happened before, close my eyes to all these ducks with sneakers, the film “He’s not Dimon for you”, which has already been watched by 30 million. I want this Medvedev!
But they remembered something a bit early about him: five years remained before the transfer of power. So you can burn a person for no reason at all. Or is it such a cunning move, a trick, a false trail of the Kremlin sages? Well, let’s see …
Andrey and Volodya
Here’s a guy! Here’s a guy! I am glad when I remember my favorite movie at the same time. What am I glad about? Nice interview. There were two of them in the week.
The first – in the program “Enigma” (“Culture”), where the presenter Irina Nikitina talked with 20-year-old pianist Daniil Kharitonov. He lives in England, but he is Russian, and that explains a lot. How he plays – you will listen! And how he says! Here are the shots where he is still quite small, but already brilliant. And now he is as much as 20 …
Enigma keeps getting better and better. If earlier Mrs. Nikitina talked with the outstanding performers of the world in her avian musical language, now these are conversations for life, deep, intelligent, showing us a person.
And the second interview is a special article. Is a song! Sitting opposite each other are two very old people, aksakals, one 85, the other 82. Call each other by name: Volodya and Andrey. Volodya asks Andrey questions …
And it turns out to be such a class – unattainable! And they are not old people at all, not aksakals, but some biblical passionate characters. Their thoughts are pouring somewhere high, high, in the skies, where we, sinners, are prohibited from entering. But we try to understand them, we try very hard.
Andrei just filmed his “Sin” about Michelangelo, and Volodya recently interviewed Yumashev at the Yeltsin Center. But this is not the main thing. Volodya knows Andrei so well, but all the time he is discovering some new meanings in him. And Andrey discovers them in himself and shares with us.
Yes, in order not to be familiar, these are Andrei Sergeevich and Vladimir Vladimirovich, Konchalovsky and Pozner. A conversation between two wise men, and we only suddenly happened to be accidental witnesses of this. What happiness!
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