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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

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Dracula 3D sucks...(blood)

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Why bother... Why bother adding another filmed episode to Dracula's cult filmed myth... Why bother making a film which is not a decent attempt to matching the recent standards of th eblood sucking stories brought to screen. Prince of B Movie Dario Argento did not bring any single creative addition to the ymyth. (oh yes, except maybe for one animal transformation not even worth mentionning) I worked with Copola's Dracula which was very faithful to Bram Stoker's book, ...

DRACULA at Fantasporto 2012

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    At the 2012 Fantasporto (20 February - 04 March) in Porto, Portugal, the festival paid tribute to some of the best blood sucking films in the vampire canon: "Bram Stoker's Dracula" (1992), which screned at the Rivoli Theater follwing a screening of another vampire classic, F.W. Murnau's "Nosferatu" (1922).                        ...

Gary Lucas Gala concert Lodz closing ceremony following Dracula 1931

5 encores...standing ovation

Fantasporto 2012 honors Bram Stoker the creator of the gothic novel "Dracula" who died 100 years ago

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  100 YEARS SINCE THE DEATH OF BRAM STOKER   Bram Stoker died 100 years ago and Fantasporto 2012 honors the creator of the gothic novel "Dracula". There were very few stories left behind by a writer that was adapted to cinema so often. Bu one of his texts became world famous. A novel and from this novel emerged one of the most distinguishable characters of all: Count Dracula. Despite not being the first vampire story ever written, it was surely the one that gave...

Bram Stoker International Film Festival 2012

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Your chance to enter the Centenary year of the Bram Stoker International Film Festival. Internationally recognised as one of the best genre festivals in the World ! The BSIFF was established in order to provide more opportunities and exposure for filmakers, screenwriters and game developers working within the Horror, Sci- Fi, Thriller and suspense genres. Dare you visit the spiritual home of DRACULA? http://www.bramstokerfilmfestival.com/  ...

Bruno Chatelin Dracula

LOOKING BACK, Cinema's Greatest Moments...

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  It's high time for another one of my 'LOOKING BACK, Cinema's Greatest Moments'...   With all the TWILIGHT: SAGA's (I must be one of the only people in the world who is NOT a fan) I can't help but fill up with nostalgia for the vampire films I was watching to obsession when I was a teenager... BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA (in my opinion) is one of Coppola's great masterpieces... The film adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel: 'Bram Stoker's Dracula'. Here are some scen...

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 --Music for Spanish "Dracula"

An excerpt from my live original solo guitar score accompanying the legendary 1931 Spanish "Dracula" (d. George Melford) at the World Premiere at the La Rampa Cinema in Havana at the 31st Havana Fil, Festival 12/9/2009 6:24 minutes (8 MB)

'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...

Adam Resurected and Awards ceremony closed a very successful edition of Fantasporto

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The festival closed with a high note and the closing ceremony delivered hommages to Paul Schrader and Wim Wenders (both were in attendance to pick up the award) and the awards of the three competitions The Jury decided to award Idiots and Angels best film at the Fantastic competition, a film that plays to the bright part of human beeing rather than the dark side of it. Bruno Chatelin on stage handing award to Antonio Reyes The idiot becomes an angel, grows win...

Bram Stoker International Film Festival

The BSIFF was established in order to provide more opportunities and exposure for filmakers, screenwriters and game developers working within the Horror, Sci- Fi, Thriller and suspense genres. Dare you visit the spiritual home of DRACULA.

Irish Film Institute Annual Horrorthon 23rd -27th October

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Brave cinema-goers who join hundreds of genre-aficionados making their way to the IFI for Horrorthon can expect a relentless weekend of guts, gore, shocks and sheer psychological terror interrupted only by darkly comic cackles and kitsch classics. The popular festival is back for the 11th year running with a programme that is bigger, bloodier and better than ever. Announcing the programme Ed King, the Horrorthon festival director said ‘When Horrorthon first started in 1998 as a one day event ...

Munich’s Filmschoolfest kicks off with 27 world premieres

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The 27th Munich International Festival of Film Schools will be kicked off on November 17 & 18 with the special program "All human beings are born free and equal". The Goethe-Institut and the Remembrance and Future Fund held a film competition for film students on Human Rights. Students from film academies and colleges of art have tackled the First Article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and developed concepts for short films. The juries in ten countries have chosen 47 projects for r...

Christopher Lee To Be Honored At Festroia

 Thursday, June 7-----Even though he has acted in almost 300 films, ranging from comedies to westerns to dramas to sci-fi epics, it is hard to think of Christopher Lee and not instantly conjure up the image of Count Dracula stalking another victim for fresh blood.  In Setubal, Portugal on Saturday evening, Lee will receive the Lifetime Achievement Dolphin Award at Festroia for over 60 years as an iconic actor of the screen, joining such previous luminary winners as Kirk Douglas, Robert Mit...

Christopher Lee as Dracula

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