Last week, there was deja vu, Groundhog Day: the familiar program “Field of Miracles” took the first place in the rating in Russia to tears. That is, in our homeland it was watched more than all other programs. Sometimes she comes back.
In October, Pole will be 30 years old. Vladislav Listyev started with the light hand of Alexander Lyubimov. Then, from November 1, 1991, Leonid Yakubovich began to lead. And it still leads.
When Listyev did it, I looked. In his performance, “Field of Miracles” was an intelligent program for intelligent people, and I must say that the “stratum”, despite all its incompleteness, the fact that Lenin at the dawn of Soviet power called it “shit”, on a philosophical steamer that sent clever men away from the Russian land; to Stalin’s landings and executions, it turned out to be more alive than all the living. First, the intelligentsia created a “thaw” for us, and 20 years later, perestroika. And Listyev in this sense was ours, with a higher education on his face, and everything that he even touched, one way or another sowed reasonable, kind, eternal, first of all for those who work with their heads.
With the arrival of Leonid Yakubovich, everything changed. The Field of Miracles became popular and I stopped watching it. Not because he was terribly far from the people, just clever Yakubovich was playing for a fall, for mass character, simplification. The people in his performance turned out to be very kind, extremely naive, a little silly, with an eternal free Russian dream about “a car – a prize to the studio.”
Over the years, “Field of Miracles” dissolved among other programs, famously passed the 90s, where it served as a pill for nerves and stress, but it seemed that it did not fit into the zero. Everything was too pragmatic then, screwed up, twisted, and a simple program without any special pretensions looked like a fifth wheel in a cart or a suitcase without a handle, which, even despite its awkwardness and inappropriateness, is a pity to throw away. Yakubovich walked like a background, a necessary attribute from the past. And here is such a renaissance.
It’s all about nostalgia. The TV gives us, depicts us a quasi-Soviet life. Propaganda crawls out of the pants to create in the box the illusion of a stable past, from which we never left. “For faith, tsar and fatherland” easily intersects with “Lenin (no, now Stalin!), The party, the Komsomol.” So we live, just not to think about what is outside the window, in real life. Real life has turned into television.
In the German film Good Bye, Lenin! A loving son, so as not to injure his sick mother, who has devoted her whole life to the struggle for the ideas of socialism, during the collapse of the Berlin Wall puts cassettes from the past on her TV-video, where news and programs from the times of the unforgettable comrade Erich Honecker are broadcast. Thus, the mother is saved, her nervous system and heart are working normally. She remains in the illusion that everything is the same, the wall is in place and the GDR is forever.
So it is with us. It remains only for Vladimir Solovyov to speak in the voice of Igor Kirillov, and Katya Andreeva to turn into Svetlana Zhiltsova … However, no, it will not work, sincerity, cordiality, intimacy will not be enough … But on TV we successfully create the illusion of calm, and “cheap entertainment will not leave you anymore.” … If only not to think about what is happening, just to forget about the monstrous theft around, when there is nothing even to treat seriously ill children, and those who have sucked to the power trough are fattening. Just not to understand how they lie to us every day from the same box.
I am also sick with this high disease. I also dream every day to be in my Soviet Union, in the country of unlearned lessons, in the country of my childhood. The other day on the Internet, I found and reviewed “Field of Miracles”, which came out immediately after the coup of August 91st. Conducted by Vladislav Listyev. The first three were played by Leonid Yarmolnik, Andrei Makarevich and Alexander Abdulov, each of them was not yet 40. In the second three – Zinovy Gerdt, Konstantin Raikin and Alexander Ivanov. In the third – Alla Pugacheva, Eldar Ryazanov and Yuri Nikulin. Abdulov won … When I watch such programs, albeit not very professional, albeit naive, good-natured, I want to send the present time to hell, delete it, erase it with an eraser. I would like to go back in a time machine, where everything is just beginning. No, I know as well as you why “everything is gone, everything disappeared”, why my homeland collapsed, how many abominations and lies were there. But you can’t order your heart.
So our people, TV viewers, dream of running away into the past, hiding there, getting away from the chase, and so that they won’t get you. That is why “Field of Miracles” … Return to youth, youth, naivety, innocence … At least so, at least on TV. To see the kind, untouched Soviet people again, albeit for a while, for an hour. Forget everything that happens here and now, in this life …
“Whoever does not regret the collapse of the USSR has no heart. And the one who wants to restore it in its former form has no head. ” But he said well!
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