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Faust (1926) was a Drama - Fantasy Film directed by F.W. Murnau and produced by Erich Pommer.

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May Days of Melies – Faust in Hell [Faust aux enfers] (1903)

By chrisgiddens on May 31, 2012 From The Giddy Blog

Often misidentified as the 1898 M?li?s film, The Damnation of Faust, which is presumed lost. Faust in Hell is instead a 15-scene epic that introduces some excellent new tricks, such as the descent beginning at the 4:48 mark. The scenes as described in the Melies catalog are as follows: 1. The Route ... Read full article


Alice Guy, 1st Female Filmmaker ? Faust and Mephistopheles [Faust et M?phistoph?l?s] (1903)

By chrisgiddens on Apr 23, 2012 From The Giddy Blog

The story of Faust, popularized in 1604 by Christopher Marlowe’s play, “Doctor Faustus”, reworked by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in the 1800s, and then compressed here to 2 minutes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0000437/ Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestTumblrRedditStumbleUpon... Read full article


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Director F.W. Murnau wanted Lillian Gish to play Gretchen, but she insisted that the film be shot by her favorite cinematographer, Charles Rosher. Murnau instead cast newcomer Camilla Horn, whom he had met on the set of Tartuffe, where she was a double for Lil Dagover.
Leni Riefenstahl applied for the female lead role, but was turned down.
After the film had already been shot and edited, UFA decided it disliked Hans Kyser's script. Over Kyser's objections, it asked German writer Gerhart Hauptmann to work on it. However, the studio decided that it disliked Hauptmann's script even more. The film was released in Kyser's original version.
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Also directed by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau




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Also produced by Erich Pommer




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Also released in 1926




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