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By Carlos Clarens

ISBN-10: 0399501118

ISBN-13: 9780399501111

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Released in six parts, each lasting about one hour, Homunculus had for its hero an unnatural being, gold) DOUBLES, DEMONS, AND THE DEVIL HIMSELF artificially created in a laboratory, who grows up to be a [ 13 superman both in intellect and in moral nature but who, upon discovering becomes a malevolent creature bringing disaster to those around him. In five of the parts, although his evil designs his true origin, were thwarted, he still managed to escape retribution; at the end hand in the affair and a bolt Homunculus.

The picture's career was a short one, yet it was still fondly remembered by critics years later when postwar German films were making a new bid for the American market. In 1917, Wegener devoted his attention to a falls subject safely devoid of racial overtones, directing a heavily Teutonic film version of The Pied Piper of Hamelin, which nevertheless had charming costumes and acceptable trick photography. But Wegener did not forget the Golem. As is true of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (which she subtitled The Modern Prometheus) the origins of the Golem legend can be traced back to the Greek myth of Prometheus, the titan who, , according to certain versions, stole heavenly fire from the gods to own creation.

The dust. Indeed, M£lies action in the film , The fantastic universe of M£lies could only exist within the and never again would his camera look upon a real landscape. Instead, it was Lilliput and Fairyland, Crusoe's island, the bottom of the ocean, and the North Pole— all designed by the master and executed under his supervision. Once the sets were painted, in all the shades of gray required by monochromatic film stock, they would be populated by ballet girls glass walls of his studio from the Chatelet Theater, music-hall performers, second-rank actors, and members of the family.

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