Faust on the Early Screen
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Faust on the Early Screen
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9789462986848
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1 Introduction: The Cognitive Metaphors of Faustian Culture 1.1 SPIRITUAL EXCHANGE IS A WRITTEN PACT 1.2 The Kaleidoscopic Faust 1.3 Organization of the Book 2 THE DEVIL IS A FORCE: Méliès 2.1 Mephisto on the Magic Stage 2.2 Faustian Harlequinades, Féeries, and Magic Lanterns 2.3 Mesmerism, Spiritualism, and Hypnotism 2.4 The Magic Trade and Its Mockery 2.5 Le manoir du diable (1896) 2.6 Faust et Marguerite (c.1897-98) 2.7 Faust aux enfers (1903) 2.8 Les quat'cents farces du diable (1906) 2.9 Le chevalier des neiges (1912) 3 SPACE IS A CONTAINER OF SPIRIT: The Lumière Fausts 3.1 Operatic Folklore: Spiritualized Space in Gounod's Faust 1.1-2 3.2 Faust: apparition de Méphistophélès (1897) 3.3 Faust: métamorphose de Faust et apparition de Marguerite (1897) 4 French Transformations 4.1 Les métamorphoses de Satan (1898) 4.2 Les sept châteaux du diable (1901) 5 American Diversification of the Faust Product 5.1 The Faust Theme in the United States 5.2 Diversification Strategies 5.3 Faust and Marguerite (1900) 6 "O what a world of profit and delight": Mephisto Films 6.1 Duplications, Imitations, Innovations 6.2 Time Estranged 6.2.1 L'homme qui a desire redevenire jeune (1908) 6.2.2 Diabolique astronomie (1909) 6.2.3 Le secret de l'horloger (1907) and La forge du diable (1909) 6.2.4 The Devil's Billiard Table (1910) 6.3 Ennui and Consumption 6.3.1 Le fils du diable (1906) 6.3.2 Satan s'amuse (1907) 6.3.3 Mephisto's Affinity (1908) 6.3.4 Le docteur Carnaval (1909) 6.4 The Mephisto Masquerade 6.4.1 Mephisto va dans le monde (1909) 6.4.2 The Devil (1910) 6.2.3 The Toymaker, the Doll and the Devil (1910) 7 Crime and Faust 7.1 Capitalizing on The Devil 7.2 The Gambler and the Devil (1908) 7.3 Mephisto and the Maiden (1909) 7.4 The Devil, the Servant and the Man (1910) 7.5 Cagliostro Films 7.6 Un pacte à l'américaine (1911) 7.7 The Hypnotist (1912) 7.8 The Compact (1912) 8 "Come, Helen, give me my soul again": TRANSSEXUATION 8.1 Le philtre maudit (1909) 8.2 Mademoiselle Faust (1909) 8.3 Faust et Marguerite (1910) 8.4 Faust sauve des enfers (1911) 8.5 The Bargain (1912) 8.6 Mephisto Masquerades 8.7.1 Sonate du diable (1912) 8.7.2 Le Secret de l'horloger (1912)? 8.7.3 Alkali Ike Plays the Devil (1912) 8.7.4 A Sad Devil (1912) 8.7.5 The Devil of a Time (1912) 9 Early Faust Opera Adaptations 9.1 Faust et Marguerite (1904) 9.2 Faust (c. 1904-5) 9.3 Synchronized Faust 9.4 Faust (1909) 9.5 Faust (1910) 9.6 Le tout petit Faust (1910) 9.7 Faust (1911) 10 Conclusion Index

Lorna Fitzsimmons

Faust on the Early Screen

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 naturalisation 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.
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Lorna Fitzsimmons

Lorna Fitzsimmons, PhD Full Professor, Humanities, California State University, Dominguez Hills Expertise: five edited books on the Faust theme (The Oxford Handbook of Faust in Music, in production, forthcoming, OUP, 2017, principal co-editor; ed., Faust Adaptations from Marlowe to Aboudoma and Markland, Purdue University Press, 2016; Goethe's Faust and Cultural Memory: Comparatist Interfaces, Lehigh University Press, 2012; International Faust Studies: Adaptation, Reception, Translation, Continuum, 2008; The Lives of Faust. The Faust Theme in Literature and Music. A Reader, Berlin: De Gruyter, 2008).