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Director   Pavel Klushantsev
Country  Soviet Union
Duration  
Language  Russian
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Release date  1957 (1957) (USSR)

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Road to the Stars (Russian: Дорога к звёздам /dərɐɡˈa ɡ_zvʲˈɵzdəm/) is a 1958 Soviet film directed by Pavel Klushantsev. It combines elements of science education films and speculative science fiction. The film was groundbreaking for its use of special effects to depict life in space.

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Synopsis

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The first half of the film is historical and educational in nature, depicting mostly the life and scientific contributions of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, along with the basic principles of rocket propulsion, ballistics, and Space Flight. It also depicts the contributions of Max Valier and Robert Goddard.

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The second half of the film is speculative in nature, with various scenes showing manned space flight (4 years before the flight of Yuri Gagarin), a large space station (in great detail), and the first man on the moon (12 years before the flight of Apollo 11), as well as lunar colonization.

Cast

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  • Giorgy Solovyov — Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
  • Crew

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  • Writers — Boris Liapunov, Vasily Solovyov
  • Director — Pavel Klushantsev
  • Operator — Mikael Galper
  • Composer — S. Shatiryan
  • Artist — M. Tsybasov
  • Sound Engineer — RP Leviti
  • Operators animation — A.V. Lavrentiev and A. M. Romanenko
  • Animation artist — V. Shelkov
  • Art features

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    The film was far ahead of its time in terms of cinematic special effects. In particular, it shows wheel-shaped space station eleven years before Kubrick's famous film 2001: A Space Odyssey.

    Awards

  • 2nd prize at CCF I (Moscow)
  • Bronze medal 1958: Б. Kudricha MCF technical and scientific films Belgrade.
  • Legacy

    The film is believed to have significantly influenced Stanley Kubrick's techniques in 2001: A Space Odyssey, particularly in its accurate depiction of weightlessness and a rotating space station. Encyclopedia Astronautica describes some scenes from 2001 as a "shot-for-shot duplication of Road to the Stars". Specific comparisons of shots from the two films have been analyzed by the filmmaker Alessandro Cima. A 1994 article in American Cinematographer says, "When Stanley Kubrick made 2001: a Space Odyssey in 1968, he claimed to have been first to fly actor/astronauts on wires with the camera on the ground, shooting vertically while the actor's body covered the wires" but observes that Klushantsev had preceded him in this.

    References

    Road to the Stars Wikipedia


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