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Film-concert of "Bucking Broadway" at Matosinhos

11 March 2014
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On April, the Cine -Teatro Constantino Nery in Matosinhos receives the film-concert “Bucking Broadway" by John Ford, with an original soundtrack by Zelig, presented during the previous edition of Curtas Vila do Conde.

 

Reportedly lost, just like much of John Ford's silent films, "Bucking Broadway" is the legendary director's sixth film. It was restored and digitalized after being discovered by CNC (Cinematography French Centre) in 2002.

 

In the 21st edition of the Festival, the Portuguese band Zelig accepted the invitation to write and perform a new original soundtrack for the film.

Formed by Peixe (guitar) - former guitarist of Ornatos Violeta, Nico Tricot (flute, percussion and keyboards), Eduardo Silva (bass) - the bassist of Pluto, and José Marrucho (drums), Zelig develops original music for almost a decade.

 

John Ford is one of the most important filmmakers in the history of cinema and one of the major exponents of classical Hollywood cinema. His name is also synonym for westerns, the film genre that he devoted himself throughout his career.

 

In the cast of "Bucking Broadway" there are some of the major stars of the silent film era like Harry Carey, famous for his roles in Westerns. Carey plays the character of Cheyenne Harry, a cowboy from a ranch in Wyoming in love with the boss's daughter, who decides to leave for New York with Captain Thornton, a millionaire visiting the ranch. But quickly the young girl discovers that life in the city isn't what she longed for. The broken-hearted Cheyenne sets out to search for his loved one, freeing her from Captain Thornton's claws and from the big metropolis' extravagant and decayed way of life.

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