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Cataloguing some of the live music and film projects of internationally acclaimed guitarist/composer/Grammy-nominated songwriter Gary Lucas.


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HOT LIST FOR GARY LUCAS LIVE MUSIC AND FILM PROJECTS

COMING SOON--GARY LUCAS' NEW LIVE SOLO GUITAR SCORE FOR LUIS BUNUEL'S "EL ANGEL EXTERMINADOR" (1962) WORLD PREMIERE AT THE 33rd HAVANA FILM FESTIVAL DEC. 10th 

 

ALSO COMING SOON, GARY LUCAS' NEW SOLO GUITAR SCORE FOR CARL DREYER'S "VAMPYR" (1932)

 

 

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Gary Lucas plays Spanish "Dracula" --Gary Lucas accompanies the 1931 Spanish"Dracula" with his original live solo guitar score

Director: George Melford.
A Spanish language version of "Dracula" filmed at night in Hollywood simultaneously and on the same sets as Lugosi's "Dracula" for the Latin market--revivified and reanimated by Gary Lucas' original live solo guitar score accompanying the film
 

Gary Lucas Plays "The Golem" (1920) -- Gary Lucas accompanies the film live with his original solo guitar score

Director: Paul Wegener and Carl Boese.
I have performed with this classic horror/fantasy film--the best version of the Golem legend ever made--in our 20 countries round the world since debuting my live score (in collaboration with composer Walter Horn) at the Museum of th Moving Image in Astoria NY in 1989. The film concerns the actual historical Rabbi Jehudah Loew, who Jewish legend has it fashioned a man out of clay and brought him to life through cabbalistic magic to protect the Jewish Community of 16th century Prague from annihilation. A stunningly beautiful, little seen film!
 

Gary Lucas plays "Monsters from the Id"--accompanying clips from classic fantasy films with his original solo guitar scores

Director: various.
Gary Lucas improvises live solo guitar soundtracks to a compendium of his favorite horror, science fiction and fantasy sound films, enhancing the existing dialogue and original soundtrack music. Clips include sequences from P{olanski's "Rosemary's Baby", the original "King Kong",Ray Harryhausen's "The Golden Voyage of Sinbad", Herk Harvey's "Carnival of Souls" and Mario Bava's "Black Sund". A good double bill with Gary Lucas' "Sound fo the Surreal" program. For more info please visit the web page at http://garylucas.com/www/id
 

Gary Lucas Plays "Sounds of the Surreal"--accompanying 3 classic silent surrealist films with his original solo guitar scores

Director: Fernand Leger, Rene Clair, and Ladislaw Starewicz.
"The Guitarist of 1000 Ideas" (NY Times) Gary Lucas accompanies three silent surrealist classics with his original solo guitar scores live. Films include Rene Clair's "Entr'acte" (1924), Fernand Leger's "Ballet Mecanique" (1924), and Ladislaw Starewicz's "The Cameraman's Revenge" (1912). More details at http://garylucas.com/www/surr
 

Gary Lucas Plays "The Unholy Three"--accompanying the Tod Browning/Lon Chaney silent film with original live solo guitar score

Director: Tod Browning.
One of Tod Browning and Lon Chaneys greatest films, this 1925 silent classic was remade with Chaney in a sound version--but this original surpasses it by far, especially with the dark, suspenseful music master guitarist/composer Gary Lucas ("The Thinking Man's Guitar Hero") coaxes out of his guitar. Three carnival mugs, a strongman (Victor McGlagen), a "baby" (Harry Earles) and a ventriloquist (Lon Chaney) join forces to create a criminal gang that robs and terrorizes a community until finally brought to justice. A thriller from beginning to end, enhanced y Lucas' live solo guitar score: http://garylucas.com/www/unholy
 

Gary Lucas plays his original solo guitar score live accompanying Spanish "Dracula" (1931, d. George Melford)

Director: George Melford.
The legendary Spanish "Dracula" was filmed at night on the same sets in 1931 in Hollywood and at the same time as the famous Todd Browning/ Bela Lugosi version--but in Spanish, with a Spanish speaking cast and a British director! Film historians consider this version far superior, more "full-blooded"--the editing is more fluid (the original Dracula is quite static, basically a photographed stage play), the lighting more inventive, the camerawork and compositions much bolder, the acting is juicier, and the women are hotter :-) Like "Dracula", it contains no music--Gary Lucas provides a continuous solo guitar underscore that has won praise at film and music festivals all over the world: Review of the World Premiere of Gary Lucas' Spanish "Dracula" project at the Havana Film Festival 12/11/09: "The US guitarist Gary Lucas defied the gods and brought back to life one of the darkest and most terrifying creatures in the literature of horror... Dracula did not need to rise from his coffin in order to return from the realm of the dead; he did it through the guitar of this legendary musician, who, like the most celebrated vampire from Transylvania, has been 'condemned' to immortality." --GRANMA (Cuba), 12/12/09 Review of the European premiere of Gary Lucas' Spanish "Dracula" project at the Transylvania International Film Festival 5/30/10: "One of the most impressive events in this year's edition of the Transylvania International Film Festival... Gary Lucas was formidable--the audience was speechless as for almost 2 hours Lucas' fingers never disconnected from his guitar... an event that no one will ever forget." ADEVARUL, Romania 6/1/10 Review of the New York premiere of Gary Lucas' Spanish "Dracula" at the 48th New York Film Festival 10/9/10: "The event Saturday evening event was terrific, an intoxicating mix of music and imagery. Gary's score builds a nice, eerie immersion an atmosphere of perdition and romantic longing." --SOME CAME RUNNING (film critic Glenn Kenny's column) full review here: http://bit.ly/ckizt5 "Gary Lucas' brilliant musical dialogue with George Melford's Spanish-language "Dracula" rescues this film from mere camp, highlighting the films many innovative and indeed modernist flourishes." --Richard Pena, director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center Full house and standing ovation for the Spanish premiere of Gary Lucas' Spanish "Dracula" at the 7th Sevilla Film Festival 11/8/10: Check out an interview with Gary Lucas from Spanish National TV RTVE beginning at 3:34 here: http://bit.ly/b5i8bO 4 Star review in The Guardian for the UK premiere of Gary Lucas' Spanish "Dracula" at the London Jazz Festival at Queen Elizabeth Hall: http://bit.ly/jLaP1K
 
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Live solo guitar performances accompanyng films during film festivals.
Gary Lucas Plays:

Spanish "Dracula"--1931, d. George Melford http://garylucas.com/www/dracula

"Esta Noite Encarnerei no Teu Cadaver (This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse)"--1967, d. Jose Mojica Marins http://garylucas.com/www/cadaver

"The Golem"--1920. d. Paul Wegener and Carl Boese http://garylucas.com/www/golem

"Sounds of the Surreal"  --1923 and 1912, d. Fernand Leger, Rene Clair, and Ladislaw Starewicz http://garylucas.com/www/surr

"Monsters from the Id" - various clips from classic horror and sci fi films
http://garylucas.com/www/id

"The Unholy Three"--1925, d. Tod Browning http://garylucas.com/www/unholy


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