Faust on the Early Screen
by Lorna Fitzsimmons
Amsterdam University Press, 2018
eISBN: 978-90-485-3821-8 | Paper: 978-94-6298-684-8

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
ABOUT THIS BOOK
The legend of the magician Faust’s pact with the devil has fascinated screen-media makers since the earliest years of experimentation with the new medium of motion pictures. Faust on the Early Screen offers a new path for early film history. Engaging with neglected Faustian adaptations for the early screen and reinterpreting the more familiar ones, it traces the increasing naturalization of the legend’s key metaphors within an in-depth comparative analysis of the films’ intertextual relationships (including music, magic lanterns, magic shows, féeries, and literature). By setting the films in transtextual and cultural contexts, this book provides insight into the figuration of identity in the early cinema and modern culture.
 

See other books on: Faust | Film | Fitzsimmons, Lorna | History & Criticism | Performing Arts
See other titles from Amsterdam University Press

Reference metadata exposed for Zotero via unAPI.