Posts Tagged ‘Faust’
F.W. Murnau was the avant garde, expressionist director of such classic movies as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Sunrise, and Nosferatu. Today I stumble across one of his major movies, Faust. The richest tones of contrast, the use of shadows and light, and strong oblique compositions were all major elements of craft that the Film Noir directors borrowed to fine effect. I wouldn’t call Murnau’s films noir exactly, although Sunrise comes close, they do show share the same toolbox of technique of that genre. The special effects are done really well for this time period. It most have been as jaw-dropping in its day.
I don’t know who does the soundtrack for this version. I found it to be modern and very effective though.