Tuesday, October 02, 2007

The Student of Prague

The Student of Prague is a 1926 silent remake of a 1913 film by the same name. I've been unable to find the earlier film online, so I don't know how faithful this psychological drama is to the original movie.

A poor student trades "anything in this room" to a money lender for a fortune with which to court a rich heiress. The money lender takes the man's reflection in the mirror, his "second self". There are a few scenes of fencing bouts in this film, especially in that second part, so let me know how their form is, ok?

"The deeds of ... lost reflection." Indeed.

1000 Misspent Hours says,
Though it very closely resembles the 1913 interpretation directed by Stellan Rye, it is a much more mature film, and it benefits from reuniting the actors who had played the two memorable villains in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.
Youtube has this online divided into 9 sections, all of which are embedded below:

part 1:

part 2:

part 3:

part 4:

part 5:

part 6:

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part 9:

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