Seminal Image #208


Faust
(F.W. Murnau; 1926)

1 comment:

swac said...

One of my earliest non-comedy silent film experiences. I think Faust taught me how truly cool (not a very cinematic term, but it was what I thought at the time) and otherworldly silent films could be, when I caught it on the French CBC TV channel when I was still a pre-teen. They used to show silents late at night, with French title cards, but Faust was different because it had English/German title cards, with a French voice reading the translation. Also saw a lot of Eisenstein and Griffith that way. This is definitely a key title in my personal film education. Someday I'd like to see it in 35mm with live music...