Time influence- everything starts from a phone call.
The call from Master didn’t bode something bad but it was unusual because he called me rarely.
– Yes, Dmitrii? – I said cautious.
– Hi! – cheerful cried out the receiver- Drop in! We have ideas!
“We’ll drink vodka”- I understood and went to listen to the idea.
– The idea is. – broke off with vodka Voloshin. – Will make a cartoon. 3D cartoon. First in Moldova. We need the script.
– What kind of script? – I asked busily.
– Everything is really easy. Let it be not about Moldova, but… lets say about Balkans.
“Gypsy”- clicked in mind, spoilt by Kusturitsa.
– Cartoon- 3D…
“Possible to the script writer should be indifferent it is 3D or not 3D”- breathed out in my mind.
– Without any dialogs. Everything to be clear. – continued to expound the idea.
“God. Except dialogs I didn’t write anything”.
– By means of dramatic arts- continued to simplify the idea.
“Mom, I got lost and where are my belongings?”…
– Do you have any ideas? – pronouncedly asked the future producer.
– Gypsies. – mumbled the future script writer.
– What about gypsies?-more pronouncedly asked the producer.
– In general. Balkans. – hazily explained the script writer.
– Oh. – the producer got it. – And what about gypsies? Only without fortunetelling, drugs and the rest.
– In general. Horses, steppe, wander. The horse can be stolen…
Further the brain storm. Day and night. More than one month. The ideas flew enduring on their way the logics and common sense.
– For what he went their, a? What for?
– I don’t know! Maybe he is a fool….
– And the horseshoe kills somebody!
– No need! It’s cruel! Lets in the field the birth begins!
– Cemetery! We need a cemetery here!
– What for?
– Firstly, it is beautiful… Cemetery and well.
– Why well?
– Why not?
– Oh, lets them creep, and down there are the wheels?
– They creep along the cemetery…
– And at the cemetery is a fencelet from wheels.
– And on the headstone is written- Ataman!
– If it is from wheel on the headstone is written Michelin!
– We have a genius idea. Lets them fly and get into Erebus!
– What for?
– I don’t know… Beautiful.
– The band is leaving…
– And the index- “ Sky 50 km.” And a pointer to the top.
– And well?
– What for?
– Lets them drink!
– At the well!
– Why at the well- lets them simply drink.
– Ok, but we can not show it in the cartoon.
– Where from is the dog? It was no dog!
– It can be no dog. They are everywhere!
– Hello! Will have a turkey cock!
– How is the idea?
– What kind of turkey cock at 3 o’clock in the morning?
– Funky. Stupid. Tomorrow will discus.
– He is kicking the turkey cock- boom!
– No. It is cruel.
– But to steel the horses from the farmer is not cruel?
– How are the horses buried?
– Do they put a headstone?
– No. Orthodox horses?
– What do they put?
– Light music.
– What is the turkey doing at this time?
– A nestling box.
– What nestling box?
– The turkey is doing.
– What for?
– He is a bird.
– Oh… We have to finish for today.
– Let’s start from the beginning.
– We don’t have a beginning.
– And Gerasim is… !
– Who is Gerasim?
– The one who is Fedor!
– And at the oak- lash, bridle, heel, horsewhip, collar…
– A set of sado-maso
– And the plough!
– Ant the well!
– What for this well?
– We already drew it. It has to be wasted now?
– And then do they all crash into the oak?
– Do they have in what to be crashed?
– Why is he pulling alone? He understands that he won’t do it? Is he a fool?
– Ok. You have to move a wardrobe. Heavy. Obviously you can’t move it alone. What do you do? Start searching for help or try it by yourself?
– Ok. He is not a fool.
– We didn’t have rain in the script.
– Rain is the mood.
– But when the person is pulling instead of horse this is not the mood?
– Ok. Lets the rain be.
– Let me guess, and the rain you already have painted?
– Yeah. Does it have to be wasted?
– And he is going their…
– What is he doing their?
– I don’t care. Let him do what he wants.
– He is twisting them on rope.
– Did he already cut the rope?
– Oh. Let him be tied with two ropes.
– What? Cool…
– What? I like it…
– Do we approve the script?
– Hello? We changed everything… Can you come?
The work at this script was a pleasure. Even for that kind of moments.
Even if we didn’t drink vodka.
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