Eugene is an extraordinary talent in classic guitar, but he dreams of being a famous Blues guitarist. So he investigates to find a storied lost song. He asks the legendary Blues musician Willie Brown to help him, but Willie demands to free him from the old-people's prison first and to really learn the blues on the way to its origin: Mississippi Delta. Eugene doesn't know yet about Willie's deal with the devil, that he now wants to revoke. Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
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Did You Know?
"Eugene's Trick Bag", the updated classical piece at the climax of the film, is largely based on Niccolo Paganini's Caprice #5. Paganini, as the pervading myth has it, sold his soul to the devil for his musical skills. Steve Vai
, as 'Jack Butler', replicates Paganini's legendary rolling eyes, long unkempt hair and gaunt stature. See more
When Willie and Eugene are buying the Telecaster in the pawn shop, they saw off a piece of metal tubing to make Eugene a "bottleneck" to play guitar with. But later in close-up, he is using an actual glass bottleneck. See more
I'm a blues man!
Blues man shit.
Performed by The Wonders
Written by John Price
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