(Gary Lucas plays Spanish Dracula )
Enrique Tovar Alvalos, George Melford / E, 1931
Spanish / English subtitles, 104 min
The legendary guitar hero Gary Lucas is coming to Prague to introduce a unique combination of live concert and film. An unknown Spanish version of the famousl "Dracula" (1931) contains virtually no music beyond the opening and closing titles—Gary's music flows throughout, underscoring the spoken Spanish dialogue sequences as well as the long expressive shots that contain only sound effects in the film.
Tickets in presale - 150 CZK
Tickets on door - 200 CZK
A world class guitar hero, a Grammy-nominated songwriter and composer, an international recording artist with over 20 acclaimed solo albums to date, and a soundtrack composer for film and television. Gary Lucas, originaly known as a guitar player for Captain Beefheart and Jeff Buckley, has been dubbed “The Thinking Man’s Guitar Hero” by The New Yorker or “The world’s most popular avant-rock guitarist” by The Independent (UK). Following the success of his latest live solo guitar score for Tod Browning's silent thriller "The Unholy Three", Gary Lucas turned his creative energies towards composing a new solo guitar score for the infamous Spanish-language "Dracula".
Unknown to most film-goers—even die-hard horror and fantasy cinema buffs—a second, alternate, and many would hold, superior version of "Dracula"(1931, d. Enrique Tovar Alvalos and George Melford) was being filmed at night on the same sets and sound stages as the famous Tod Browning/Bela Lugosi "Dracula", with virtually the same script—but with a Spanish-speaking cast, in a Spanish-language production aimed at the burgeoning Latin market. The resulting film contains markedly more fluid camera-work and editing and more atmospheric use of lighting than the original "Dracula"—and boasts over-the-top, sexier—and dare we say, more full-blooded—performances from a cast including the great Mexican actress Lupita Tovar and Spanish born actor Carlos Villarias.