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The Student of Prague (Der Student von Prag) (1913)

Directed by

Paul Wegener Paul Wegener
Balduin, a Student
Grete Berger Grete Berger
Countess Margit von Schwarzenberg
Lyda Salmonova Lyda Salmonova
Lyduschka, a Gypsy Girl
John Gottowt John Gottowt
Scapinelli, an Old Sorcerer
Lothar Körner Lothar Körner
Count von Schwarzenberg, Margit's Father
Fritz Weidemann Fritz Weidemann
Baron Waldis-Schwarzenberg, Margit's Cousin, betrothed
Hanns Heinz Ewers Hanns Heinz Ewers
Himself - with wide-brimmed hat at Belvedere
Alexander Moissi Alexander Moissi
Himself - with cap at Belvedere

Written by
Hanns Heinz Ewers Hanns Heinz Ewers
story and
Alfred De Musset Alfred De Musset


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A poor student rescues a beautiful countess and soon becomes obsessed with her. A sorcerer makes a deal with the young man to give him fabulous wealth and anything he wants, if he will sign his name to a contract. The student hurriedly signs the contract, but doesn't know what he's in for.
Release date: 22 August 1913
UPC: 089218441294
Tags: Horror (3), Silent (3), Drama (2), B&w (1), Germany (1), 1913 (1), German Expressionism (1), Foreign Silent Film (1), 56 Min. (1), Sydnie Ozanus (1)
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" Date: 8/2/2020 Viewed: Youtube First Viewing Note: I have been curious to watch this movie because I'm a fan of silent movies. People claim that this is the first feature-length horror movie to be made despite the fact that L'Inferno aka Dante's Inferno was made two years before this movie. Many websites claim that this movie runs at 85 or 90 minutes long. However, I only end up watching a 45th-minute version that exists on Youtube. The version that I also watched on Youtube was super blurry"

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Film Journal 2019 (225 movies items)

"Certainly my least favorite of the adaptations of this story I've seen, this 1913 take is marred by being made in 1913 and not by one of cinema's innovators, which means a lot of static shots of people dancing, talking, sitting, looking at paint dry. There is one mildly exciting stunt and a few worthwhile special effects shots, but this has to be the least effective adaptation of this story as it carries absolutely none of the horror inherent to the concept within it, downplaying everything but "

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"4.8. 1910-luvun kokopitkät elokuvat ovat minulle aina vähän vaikeita tapauksia, koska niiden kuvakerronta on staattista kameraa aina samalta etäisyydeltä erittäin näyttämömäisesti. Tällainen hahmojen koikkelehtiminen kuvaan ja pois kuvasta on todella tylsää seurattavaa. Aikakautta edeltäneiden lyhyempien elokuvien kokeilullisuus ja 20-luvulla huomattavasti edennyt kamerankättö puuttuvat ja aikakauden elokuvanteon ainoa erikoisuus tuntuu olevan pitkän tarinan kertominen. Visuaal"

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