History Film / IvanVasilievichChangesProfession

25th Aug '17 6:23:25 PM nombretomado
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A Soviet comedy movie released in 1973, and still immensely popular in TheNewRussia -- like most Leonid Gaidai movies from that era. Based on a 1935 play by [[UsefulNotes/RussianReading Mikhail Bulgakov]], with a setting update -- moving the "present day" action from the 1930s to the 1970s -- but generally staying faithful to the original, with most of the funny lines taken directly from the play. One of the most promiment changes in the film was the merge of the Timofeyev character with the protagonist of two of Gaidai's previous films to form the so-called "Shurik trilogy".

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A Soviet comedy movie released in 1973, and still immensely popular in TheNewRussia UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia -- like most Leonid Gaidai movies from that era. Based on a 1935 play by [[UsefulNotes/RussianReading Mikhail Bulgakov]], with a setting update -- moving the "present day" action from the 1930s to the 1970s -- but generally staying faithful to the original, with most of the funny lines taken directly from the play. One of the most promiment changes in the film was the merge of the Timofeyev character with the protagonist of two of Gaidai's previous films to form the so-called "Shurik trilogy".
2nd Aug '17 11:26:36 PM benda
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** The eggplant caviar that's shown before the fest has actually been brought to Russia from Iran in the seventeenth century, that is, the next century prior to the events of the movie.[[note]]Even better, the caviar shown on the table is actually made of zucchini.[[/note]] Same can be said about the sceptre Bunsha holds while he's on the throne.

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** The eggplant caviar that's shown before the fest has actually been brought to Russia from Iran in the seventeenth century, that is, the next century prior to after the events of the movie.[[note]]Even better, the caviar shown on the table is actually made of zucchini.[[/note]] Same can be said about the sceptre Bunsha holds while he's on the throne.
2nd Aug '17 11:23:51 PM benda
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* CreditsGag: "Experimental Creative Association shows this unsci-fi, not quite realistic and not strictly historical film"
2nd Dec '16 11:15:08 AM N1KF
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A Soviet comedy movie released in 1973, and still immensely popular in TheNewRussia -- like most Leonid Gaidai movies from that era. Based on a 1935 play by [[RussianReading Mikhail Bulgakov]], with a setting update -- moving the "present day" action from the 1930s to the 1970s -- but generally staying faithful to the original, with most of the funny lines taken directly from the play. One of the most promiment changes in the film was the merge of the Timofeyev character with the protagonist of two of Gaidai's previous films to form the so-called "Shurik trilogy".

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A Soviet comedy movie released in 1973, and still immensely popular in TheNewRussia -- like most Leonid Gaidai movies from that era. Based on a 1935 play by [[RussianReading [[UsefulNotes/RussianReading Mikhail Bulgakov]], with a setting update -- moving the "present day" action from the 1930s to the 1970s -- but generally staying faithful to the original, with most of the funny lines taken directly from the play. One of the most promiment changes in the film was the merge of the Timofeyev character with the protagonist of two of Gaidai's previous films to form the so-called "Shurik trilogy".
18th Dec '15 11:54:09 AM Arashi110
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** {{Justified}} by Russian being a very slowly changing language. Aside from somewhat different style and changing vocabulary, the 16th century Russian is entirely understandable for the modern speaker and vice versa, unlike, say, the [[YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe 16th century]] ''[[YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe English]]''.[[note]]TheBard, in fact, ''was'' an Ivan The Terrible's contemporary, and modern editions of Shakesperean plays sometimes go so far as to include ''translations'' from the English of the time.[[/note]]
18th Oct '15 5:04:08 AM Morgenthaler
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** Granted, all that can be handwaved as [[AllJustADream Shurik's subconsciousness]] basically painting him a ThemeParkVersion of IvanTheTerrible's Russia.

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** Granted, all that can be handwaved as [[AllJustADream Shurik's subconsciousness]] basically painting him a ThemeParkVersion of IvanTheTerrible's UsefulNotes/IvanTheTerrible's Russia.



** Historically, IvanTheTerrible had been married ''seven'' times (although, the last few weren't authorized by the Church).

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** Historically, IvanTheTerrible UsefulNotes/IvanTheTerrible had been married ''seven'' times (although, the last few weren't authorized by the Church).
8th Oct '15 5:27:39 AM ChronoLegion
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* SerialSpouse: Shurik's wife claims to have gotten divorced three or four times already. While the whole thing ends up as AllJustADream, it's implied that it's still true.
** Historically, IvanTheTerrible had been married ''seven'' times (although, the last few weren't authorized by the Church).
20th Aug '15 3:14:01 PM RevanOTOE
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*** He did listen to some of Vysotsky's songs while Shurik was out buying transistors. Given Vysotsky's style he may have heard it there. He also seemed to like the songs, so he may have quoted them.
15th Aug '15 10:03:45 PM Khathi
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** TruthInTelevision: RealLife Ivan IV ''did'' view public executions as a form of entertainment [[ValuesDissonance as were a lot of his contemporaries]]. What's interesting, however, is that this notion was much less widespread in Russia than in the Western Europe, which was one of the reasons of his grisly reputation with his subjects.
** In fact, some of the Tsar's lines in this dialogue were lifted verbatim from historical documents.



* DeletedScene: Several scenes were removed from the final product, but apparently, someone on Mosfilm made a 8-mm short-length silent movie roll featuring said cutouts, named ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFCRE1Mxnog The Black Gloves]]'', focusing on Miroslavskiy's misfortunes, not to mention his later fate that happened roughly at the same time Ivan the Terrible was sent back to his time.


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** {{Justified}} by Russian being a very slowly changing language. Aside from somewhat different style and changing vocabulary, the 16th century Russian is entirely understandable for the modern speaker and vice versa, unlike, say, the [[YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe 16th century]] ''[[YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe English]]''.[[note]]TheBard, in fact, ''was'' an Ivan The Terrible's contemporary, and modern editions of Shakesperean plays sometimes go so far as to include ''translations'' from the English of the time.[[/note]]
15th Aug '15 9:47:19 PM Khathi
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* RomanAClef: Carp Yakin the director is long speculated to be a rather thinly veiled parody of the former Mosfilm boss Ivan Pyryev. A top-notch director himself, he was a somewhat vain and arrogant man, and was infamous for his dictatorial style. Moreover, while both were the undisputed masters of the comedy, Gaidai's irreverent style often clashed with Pyryev's straitlaced sensibilities.[[note]]He came from a long lineage of Siberian Old Believers, a very uptight bunch.[[/note]]
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