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Faust and Marguerite 1904

Faust and Marguerite Director : Georges Méliès

Faust and Marguerite Plot

Melies second attempt at telling the story of Faust. This time out Faust and his love Marguerite are sentenced to Hell where they are showed the torture that awaits.

Faust and Marguerite Cast

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By Sha Shewakar

The film was released by Méliès's Star Film Company and is numbered 562-574 in its catalogues.[1] The film was advertised in France as a pièce fantastique à grand spectacle en 20 tableaux (d'après le roman de Goethe), and in America as "A New and Magnificent Cinematographic Opera in 20 Motion Tableaux."[1]

A piano score of selections from the opera was sold with the film. According to recollections made in 1944 by Paul Méliès, Georges Méliès's nephew, it was his father Gaston Méliès who compiled the score, which "followed the scenes exactly". The score had to be photographed in manuscript for reproduction, because having it engraved using printing plates would have been too...

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