Reviews of Faust, Part One (1808) and related work
- Same source material: Faust (1926)
- Same source material: Faust (1994)
- Same source material: “Lights & Shadows” (2020)
Faust, Part One (1808)
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (writer).
‣ Faust (1926)
Seriously damaged by the slow second act and the whole shift towards love. Very good props and architecture.
‣ Faust (1994)
‣ “Lights & Shadows” (2020)
Seen in 2020.
Seen at the world premiere in a sold-out little Haga 2, GIFF 2020, with animator-director-professor Rastko Ciric present to introduce the work.
The rewards of Mephistopheles.
Wholly digital, with dozens of prominent artifacts of the raster-graphics drawing process. More cleanup would have been nice. Midhat Ajanovic, the film-studies PhD who introduced Ciric, interpreted the film to be about the origins of animation in Lichtspielhallen, before the medium of film was invented. It is a nice meditation on that tradition, as well as the unboxing-style first-person POV.