Rex Ingram’s ‘The Magician’ (1926) With Accompaniment by Stephen Geallatly, Wed 5th December

The Centre for Critical and Creative Cultures presents
REX INGRAM’S ‘THE MAGICIAN’ (1926) WITH LIVE MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT performed by Steven Gellatly
WEDNESDAY 5th DECEMBER 2018, 6pm
BAXTER SUITE (1.36), TOWER BUILDING, UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE

Steven Gellatly performs an original live musical score to Rex Ingram’s The Magician
(1926). The event is inspired by our film studies curriculum and by this year’s Dundee
Being Human festival programme, focused on the bicentenary of Mary Shelley’s novel
Frankenstein. The programme will be introduced by Matthew Jarron.
Based on Somerset Maugham’s 1908 novel fictionalising the life of notorious Satanist,
Aleister Crowley, The Magician was a key influence on the design and themes of James
Whale’s 1931 film of Frankenstein and therefore on the evolution of horror cinema
itself.
The Baxter Suite will open at 6pm for a wine reception with the introduction beginning
at 6.15pm and the screening starting at 6.30pm. The event will last for approximately
1 hour and 45 minutes. Film studies students are strongly encouraged to attend. The
event is free. For further information please contact Dr Keith Williams

About Steven Gellatly
Composer and silent film pianist, Steven has performed across Europe, from Sweden
to London. He appears regularly in Scotland and this will be his fourth appearance at
the University of Dundee. He has composed scores for films such as ‘Foolish Wives’,
‘The Lodger’, ‘Son of the Sheik’, ‘Sunrise’ and various short films and documentaries,
and recently appeared at the Hippodrome Silent Film Festival in Bo’ness.