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Murnau’s Faust in 5 Frames

Faust (1926) dir. F.W. Murnau “”Faust,” with its supernatural vistas of heaven and hell, is particularly distinctive in the way it uses the whole canvas. Consider the startling early shot of Mephisto, his dark wings obscuring the sky as he … Continue reading

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The Last Laugh

Der letzte mann – The Last Laugh (1924) dir. F. W. Murnau The Last Laugh is a true silent film.  It has only one title card, and it is put in as a joke.  Emil Jannings (who later won the … Continue reading

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