La damnation de Faust

Director:

G. Méliès

Producer:

G. Méliès

Year:

1898

Distributor:

Fres Lumieres

Country:

France

Running time:

6'46'

Genre:

Drama

Format:

Silent, B&W

Availability:

Silent, B&W

Keywords:

Faust, Professor, Alchemy
Summary:
The earliest film version of the archetypal tale of the Faustian professor who, frustrated with the ennui-inducing strictures of regular academe, becomes involved with the age-old discipline of applied alchemy, with soul-destroying implications.
Teaching Notes:
Portyayal of Professors
Faust is the dramatic archeytpe of the mad scientist, whose knowledge and worldly power comes at the expense of his soul. Faust is Dean Emeritus of Pluto's Academy.