Who was the best Ostap Bender, in your opinion? Yursky, Mironov, or the guy from Gaidai’s film (forgot his name)? Love ur blog btw!

The Gaidai guy is Archil Gomiashvili! 🙂

As for myself, I am team Yursky through and through.

I don’t really care for any of the two Twelve Chairs adaptation, because to me they feel more like Gaidai and Zakharov (especially Zakharov) took the original book to make yet another movie in their own styles, while Schweitzer was trying to make a proper adaptation of The Little Golden Calf and succeeded too.