April 10, 2016

Faust


The demon Mephisto wagers with God that he can corrupt a mortal man's soul. He selects Faust, an alchemist searching for a cure to a plague which Mephistopheles has visited upon his town.


Faust was Murnau's last German film, before Hollywood, and the most technically elaborate and expensive production undertaken by UFA (it was surpassed by Metropolis the following year).

F. W. Murnau's Faust (Faust – Eine deutsche Volkssage), 1926.

12 comments:

  1. Ooh, such perfect stills!
    This is one of my favourite flms ♥

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    1. There is something about German Expressionist films (and German Expressionism in general).

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  2. Really, now, how hard is it to corrupt a mortal man's soul? Isn't that kind of a sucker's bet for God to take? He should know us by now.

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  3. I've never seen it but it looks pretty cool! I've only seen bits of Metropolis on YouTube, but because we're on a limited satellite internet plan, I'm afraid my YouTube watching days are over. :)

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  4. Love! Should rewatch it soon ^^

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  5. I love the makeup in these old films!

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  6. cool - these are beautiful images

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