Faust (Movie - 1926) German director F.W. Murnau concocted two of the most visually intoxicating films of the silent era, Nosferatu and Sunrise . Now his third indisputable masterpiece,… Faust (Movie - 1926) German director F.W. Murnau concocted two of the most visually intoxicating films of the silent era, Nosferatu and Sunrise . Now his third indisputable masterpiece,…
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Faust (2009)

Faust (Movie - 1926) | Sitting in Silence: F.W. Murnau's adaptation of Faust
Sitting in Silence: F.W. Murnau's adaptation of Faust
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Details Release Date: Mar 17, 2009; DVD Release Date: Mar 17, 2009; Movie Rated: Unrated; Genres: Horror, Sci-fi and Fantasy; With: Gosta Ekman and Emil Jannings; Distributor: MGM

German director F.W. Murnau concocted two of the most visually intoxicating films of the silent era, Nosferatu and Sunrise. Now his third indisputable masterpiece, a morally thunderous adaptation of Goethe's Faust, has gotten a ravishing face-lift for a two-disc set. If you're a fan of silent films (or, frankly, even if you're not), you'll be knocked out cold by Murnau's indelible images, haunting use of shadows, and trippy, dreamlike expressionist sets. EXTRAS include a longer version of the film originally shown in the U.S. and a wunderbar making-of doc. A

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Originally posted Mar 11, 2009 Published in issue #1039 Mar 20, 2009 Order article reprints