Gary Lucas   cinefantastique  

Cover of Gary's album released Oct. 1st on Northern Spy Records

Gary gets the thumbs up from director Bela Tarr in Sarajevo for his version of "Satantango"

Gary Lucas debuts his CINEFANTASTIQUE project at the Jecheon Film and Music Festival, South Korea 8/15/09

Gary introduces the theme from "The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao" at the Jecheon Festival South Korea with translation assistance from Hena Yang 9/15/09

Released on Oct. 1st 2013, Gary's solo album "Cinefantastique" featuring solo versions of music from the films of Fellini, Hitchcock, Jacques Tati, Bela Tarr and many other greats—plus Gary's own music for Spanish "Dracula" and Rene Clair's "Entr'acte"—is out on Northern Spy Records—Download it here.

>Great review for "Cinefantastique" from Urban Graffiti.

"Best Guitar Album of 2013"—Gapplegate Guitar and Bass Blog 

"One of the Top 10 Roots Albums of 2013"—Philadelphia CityPaper 

Rave reviews from The Big Takeover, Burning Ambulance, and Bizarre Magazine (UK)

Gary discusses all the tracks on his new "Cinefantastique" album here.


On August 15th 2009 Gary Lucas debuted his new live program of solo guitar arrangements of famous film music at the 5th International Jecheon Film and Music Festival in South Korea.

At midnight before a rapt audience on a floating stage set in the middle of Cheongpung Lake, Gary played a midnight set that included mesmerizing and lush versions of:

Alberto Iglesias' Theme from "Sex and Lucia" (2001, d. Julio Medem)—listen to Gary's performance recorded live at the Jecheon Festival here 

Florian Fricke's Theme from "Aguirre, the Wrath of God" (d. Werner Herzog, 1972)—check out a video of Gary performing this piece live plus a medley of Bernard Herrmann's Hitchock themes here 

Nino Rota's Theme from "Fellini's Casanova" (1976)

Kryzystof Komeda's "Lullaby" from Polanski's 1968 shocker "Rosemary's Baby"—check out a video of Gary performing this piece live with Polish vocalist Anna Podolak here 

George Gershwin's "Our Love is Here to Stay", featured in Vincente Minnelli's "An American in Paris" (1951)—check out a video of Gary performing this piece on the Laura Flanders Show here 

Leigh Harline's Theme from "The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao" (d. George Pal, 1964)

"Mancineaste", a medley of themes from great Henry Mancini-scored films, including "The Pink Panther" (d. Blake Edwards, 1963) and "Hatari!" (d. Howard Hawks, 1962)

Drawing from a deep repertoire of classic film music (including music from Jacques Tati and Hitchock films, 30's Chinese musicals, and much more), GARY LUCAS CINEFANTASTIQUE is now being offered both as a stand-alone or in tandem with one of Gary Lucas' live music/silent film projects.

Gary Lucas made the New York City premiere of the project at the Gershwin Hotel NYC in February 2010.

Listen to Gary Lucas' performance of "Satantango" | Listen to Gary's arrangement of "Casino Royale" 
Gary Lucas on "Cinefantastique" 

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