"The Three Musketeers" ( English The Three Musketeers ) - film . Screen version of the work of Alexander Dumas .
|The three musketeers|
|Genre||action movie |
|Producer||Alexander Salkind |
|Alexandre Dumas father |
George Macdonald Fraser
|In the main|
|Michael york |
|Film company||Alexander Salkind |
Film Trust SA
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
|A country|| Spain |
The plot of the film as a whole repeats the plot of Dumas' novel, however the film is full of humor and shot with a great deal of irony.
|Jean pierre cassel||Louis XIIIKing|
|Fei Dunaway||Milady De Winter|
|Raquel welch||Constance Bonacier|
|Spike Milligan||Monsieur Bonacier|
|Frank Thornton||a man in a small carriage (not indicated in the credits)|
- Director: Richard Leicester
- Producer: Alexander Salkind, Ilya Salkind
- Screenwriter: George McDonald Fraser
- Composer: Michel Legrand
- Operator: David Watkin
Despite the fact that the plot of the film strictly enough follows the original source, George MacDonald Fraser, famous for the series of parody historical novels “Flashman,” added a large number of comedic scenes to it. In the battle scenes set by William Hobbs, interior items are more often used as weapons than swords, and opponents often enter hand-to-hand combat. The character Raquel Welch, in turn, creates an atmosphere of lightheadedness.
Initially, the duration of the film was about 3 hours, but later it was divided into two parts. The second part came out on screens a year later under the title "The Four Musketeers: Revenge of Milady ." With the exception of Charlton Heston, whose character occupied a small screen time, all the actors were outraged by the decision of the producers: none of them knew that he had played in two films for the price of one. After this precedent, all contracts concluded by actors in the guild ( Eng. Screen Actors Guild ) include the so-called “Salkind point”, which stipulates how many films will be used to produce the footage.
In 1989, the cast returned to the screens in the sequel, Return of the Musketeers, a free interpretation of the novel Twenty Years Later. However, the third film did not have the same audience success as the first two.
Awards and nominations
- 1975 - Golden Globe - Best Movie Actress in a Musical or Comedy - Raquel Welch
- 1975 - Evening Standard British Film Award - Best Comedy - Richard Leicester
- 1975 - Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award - Best British Comedy Scenario - George MacDonald Fraser
- 1975 - BAFTA - Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music - Michel Legrand
- 1975 - BAFTA - Best Production Designer - Brian Itwell
- 1975 - BAFTA - Best Operator - David Watkin
- 1975 - BAFTA - Best Costume Design - Yvonne Black
- 1975 - BAFTA - Best montage - John-Victor Smith
- 1975 - Golden Globe - Best Movie (musical or comedy)
- 1975 - Grammy - Album with the best original soundtrack for a feature film - Michel Legrand
- The Four Musketeers: Revenge of the Milady (film)
- The Return of the Musketeers (1989 film)
- "Three Musketeers" (English) on the Internet Movie Database
- Three Musketeers (eng.) On the site allmovie
- Sandra Salmans. FILM VIEW; THE SALKIND HEROES WEAR RED AND FLY HIGH (eng.) . The New York Times (17 July 1983). The appeal date is July 25, 2012. Archived August 5, 2012.
- The Three Musketeers - The Queen's Diamonds (eng.) . Varety (31 December 1972). The appeal date is July 25, 2012. Archived August 5, 2012.
- Vincent Canby. Spirites 'Three Musketeers' (No. 6) (English) . The New York Times (4 April 1974). The appeal date is July 25, 2012.