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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

My next festival trip: Novi Sad, Serbia i will give a mastercass on festivals and take part to EFA Board Meeting

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Novi Sad is a city with an urban story, remarkable cultural tradition and a place where many cultural projects and manifestations came into being. A dynamic and young city, it grows ambitiously towards high European standards while creating new cultural symbols. The liveliness of the city greatly depends on numerous festival manifestations that take place over the year and attract tourists from the region and the world. Through its volume, ambitions and popularity, certainly the m...

2012 Tribeca Drive-In, Family Festival Street Fair announced

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  The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by Founding Sponsor American Express, today announced the return of its signature free community events: the Tribeca Drive-In (April 19-21), Family Festival Street Fair (April 28), Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day (April 28) and the second annual Tribeca/NYFEST Soccer Day (April 21).   The Festival also announced the three film titles that will be screened at the Tribeca Drive-In, co-sponsored by JetBlue and Time Warner Cable, hosted b...

First Curaçao IFFR opens 29 March with Marley

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Fundashon Bon Intenshon is proud to present the first edition of the Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam (Curaçao IFFR). From Thursday 29 March until Sunday 1 April 2012, Curaçao IFFR presents a strong selection of twenty-seven feature length films (both documentary and fiction) as well as eleven short films from around the world in the new six-screen multiplex theatre The Cinemas, located in the Otrobanda district of Willemstad. The festival programme, made in collaboration with th...

Rotterdam fest will organise a new film festival on Curaçao

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On 7 June 2011, the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) and the Fundashon Bon Intenshon signed a partnership agreement sealing their organisation of a four-day film festival in Willemstad on Curaçao in 2012. The first edition of the new festival will take place from Thursday 29 March – Sunday 1 April 2012 under the name ‘Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam’. Curaçao IFFR’s main location will be The Cinemas, the new six-screen complex in the Otrobanda area of Willems...

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

'Spanish Dracula' in Krakow with live soundtrack performance by Gary Lucas, what a privilege

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  Gary Lucas delivered another great performance of His Spanish Dracula soundtrack at the Off Plus Camera Festival. A rock club (King Lizard) held a private party with festival guests discovering the amazing work of Gary who played his guitar live soundtrack with the screening of the film. Gary at the Lizard King The project's premiere took place during the 31st Havana Film Festival, where it was named a spectacular hit. It was also presented during t...

Gary Lucas and his “Spanish Dracula” in Krakow

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“Spanish Dracula” by Gary Lucas is a project comprising solo guitar compositions as accompaniment to the famous Spanish film “Dracula” made in 1931. The project's premiere took place during the 31st Havana Film Festival, where it was named a spectacular hit. It was also presented during the London Jazz Festival at the Queen Elisabeth Hall and turned into a success, crowned with a 4-star review in “The Guardian”. The performance was also appreciated in other places in t...

Launch of the new SXSW iPhone application

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Xomo has become the first provider to deliver a feature-rich native Mobile Event Guide app for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone 7 smartphone devices, with another version specifically for iPad users. The company also introduces a unique "time-slider" feature to help users navigate such a large number of events by allowing them to easily hone in on the times they are most interested in. Built using Xomo's proven Mobile Event Guide product, the free SXSW® GO mobile app ...

Another toast to the Future of Festivals from The Future of Cinema Salon in Cannes 2010

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Future of Cinema Salon in Cannes 2010 presents Future of Festivals Mingle talk and Wine tasting Presented by Filmfestivals.com and Xomo May 19th 8.00 to 9.30 You are cordially invited to the new installment of Future of Cinema Salon in Cannes, a series of panels and exchange arenas which wa initiated in Cannes 2007 and were further introduced in Locarno as official partner. The invited guests (festival directors attending Cannes) will have the opportunity to mingle w...

Download your Cannes iPhone application now and follow our videos, dailies...

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The festival opens tomorrow it is time for you to watch it for FREE on your iPhone, download the 2010 Festival de Cannes Fan Guide App called "CannesFilm". - in English and French - Find out what's on near you during the Festival- Watch videos and read blog posts from the red carpet brought to you by fest21.com and filmfestivals.com team of 15 contributors- View and submit photos from your phone to appear on our website- Facebook and Twitter integration- Browse upcom...

Francesca Romana Degl'Innocenti new Artistic Advisor of the Perugia International Film Festival

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Francesca Romana Degl'Innocenti has been appointed the new Artistic Advisor of the Perugia International Film Festival and to oversee new offices in Perugia, Italy. Mar 31, 2010 Stratus Media Group, Inc. (OTCBB:SMDI), a live entertainment company and owner of the Perugia International Film Festival, announced today the appointment of Francesca Romana Degl'Innocenti as Artistic Advisor of the Perugia International Film Festival and liaison for Stratus Media Group's new offices in Perugia, ...

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