Will Gregory & Rony Orrell present HE WHO GETS SLAPPED
“Will Gregory has produced an epic score that matches the visuals perfectly… There is a full range of moods.” The Classical Source
A neglected masterpiece of the silent screen, performed with live musical accompaniment in Bath’s lovely art deco venue Komedia, originally built as a cinema. He Who Gets Slapped was the first feature made by MGM; a Hollywood take on a Russian play made by the legendary director Victor Sjöström and starring Lon Chaney, one of the legendary figures of silent cinema (The Hunchback Of Notre Dame, The Phantom Of The Opera).
The music is written and performed by Will Gregory — one half of electro-pop band Goldfrapp — in partnership with his long-term collaborator Tony Orrell. Will Gregory’s music blurs the boundaries of jazz, electronica and pop, and his live music and film events are intense and moving: his performance of Joan of Arc lifted the roof off Bath Abbey at the 2013 Bath Film Festival.
Will Gregory says: I think this ranks as one of the great cinematic performances in the history of film. Chaney exudes such presence and charisma that it is easy to understand why he was the most celebrated screen actor of his day.
Presented in collaboration with Bath Film Festival.
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