December 3, 2013

Faust in film

Today I came across two very different but equally remarkable film versions of Faust (via Biblioklept). Both draw on the classic texts by Marlowe and Goethe while dramatically reflecting their respective eras. The first is a more traditional silent film first released in 1926 by the German director F.W. Murnau (probably best know for Nosferatu). The second, set in contemporary Prague, was released in 1994 and is directed by the self-described Czech surrealist Jan Svankmajer.

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