The Lost World - The Curzon
PUBLISHED: 12:00 21 June 2011
THE magic of silent cinema will be brought to Clevedon this month when the 1925 adaptation of The Lost World is shown with a new live score.
Based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s much-filmed novel, the story follows an expedition led by Professor Challenger to a remote land where prehistoric beasts live.
The film features pioneering stop-motion special effects by the great Willis O’Brien, a few years before his work on King Kong.
To be shown at The Curzon Community Cinema in Old Church Road at 7.45pm on Friday, the film will be accompanied live by John ‘JJ’ Garden, the keyboard player and musical director with the chart-topping band the Scissor Sisters.
He said: “I will be improvising the score as in the old days but using modern technology to hopefully achieve a sound that echoes my boyhood memories of seeing this classic silent movie.”
Tickets for The Lost World, priced £6-7.50, are available from The Curzon box office on 01275 871000.
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