Faust: Eine deutsche Volkssage (1926)
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I liked it a lot, but the love-dovey chasing-around stuff in the middle drags on too much.
What a visual delight. Just watched this for a second time. Still blown away by the visuals. And the story-telling is there, too. The cinematography and special effects are so damn beautiful. Why is it so incredibly beautiful? It's too darn beautiful. Why did Murnau die? Shouldn't he sign a pact with the devil and get a second youth? How can a piece of film be this beautiful? It's so pretty. A feast to the eye, a pleasurable sight.
It's beautiful. Like a painting. Every shot is amazing. The part in the middle might drag a bit, but it's so worth it and so good regardless.
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This movie ranks #7 in IMDb's Horror Top 50
This movie ranks #11 in IMDb's 1920s Top 50
This movie ranks #24 in Eureka!'s The Masters of Cinema Series
This movie ranks #27 in Kinemathekverbund's The 100 Most Important German Films
This movie ranks #32 in Silent Era's The Top 300 Silent Era Films
This movie ranks #35 in IMDb's Fantasy Top 50
This movie ranks #39 in BFI's 360 Classic Feature Films Project
This movie ranks #47 in Paul Rotha's Silent but Not Forgotten
This movie ranks #53 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
This movie ranks #63 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Cinema
This movie ranks #118 in TSZDT's The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films
This movie ranks #271 in Roger Ebert's Great Movies
This movie ranks #440 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
This movie ranks #538 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films