Faust (1926) and The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)

Legends become so enmeshed in the cultural consciousness that they appear in numerous forms and adaptations centuries after their initial creation. The German folktale Faust is one such tale, inspiring dozens of books, plays, operas, and films since its first iteration in 16th-century German literature. …

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Kristin Thompson's Herr Lubitsch Goes to Hollywood adeptly dissects early Hollywood filmmaking techniques and Ernest Lubitsch's silent films.

Herr Lubitsch Goes to Hollywood—Book Review

Of all the silent directors who emigrated from Europe to Hollywood, Ernest Lubitsch was arguably the most successful and popular director. After becoming world-famous for his German comedies and costume dramas such as Madame DuBarry and Anna Boleyn (both 1920), Lubitsch signed with Warner Brothers …

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