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Old 01-16-06, 08:31 AM
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Movies with a Faustian Bargain?

I'm doing a project about the concept of Faustian bargains, ie. selling your soul to the devil for a "price"... what movies out there have a faustian bargain in them?... The obvious recent one that comes to mind is Bedazzled...any others?

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The original Bedazzled (1967). (Where is the R1 DVD????)

All That Money Can Buy (aka The Devil and Daniel Webster)

The Devil and Max Devlin, while I haven't seen this, from the title that would appear to be another version of the Faust tale.

Doctor Faustus (1967) with Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.

Damn Yankees

Needful Things is similar.

Not exactly the Faust story, but Rosemary's Baby is similar.

IMDB lists 22 movies with the title "Faust".

There are probably dozens or hundreds more with this theme.

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I recently saw an episode of The Twilight Zone which seemed to mirror that theme. The man time-traveled and the devil was played by a young, comely woman.
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Not a movie, but the Babylon 5 television series has one character who makes a very Faustian pact.
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I love these type of stories that feature this element. If you want to branch out from film for your report (or for anyone in general) try reading Basil Davenport's "Deals with the Devil" which is a collection of famous stories about men who made pacts with the devil and how they won... or lost. Anyways, onto the films:

Angel on My Shoulder (1946) - Not exactly the Faustian story, Paul Muni makes a deal with the devil (Claude Rains) to come back to earth from hell to take over the soul of a judge... And of course complications ensue.
Beauté du diable, La (1950) [Beauty and the Devil] - Havne't seen it myself but being from René Clair, my guess would be that this retelling of the Faustian story will be grade A entertainment.
Cabin in the Sky - Not quite the Faustian storyline, this is a musical with an angel and the devil fighting over the soul of a man with the devil using every temptation trick in the book.
Faust (1926) - Saw this in film class. Director F.W. Murnau paints a wonderful beautiful film in the true German Expressionistic style.
Faust (1994) - A czech film that is strange, surreal, and bizzare... but absolutely wonderful and beautiful.
Fausto 5.0 - A spanish film that has the Faustian premise but takes it in totally new directions. It takes place in a cyberpunk future ala Blade Runner which really adds an interesting viewpoint for this story. Very surreal and confusing but a beautiful film to behold.
I Was a Teenage Faust (2002) - Never saw it, but I saw the DVD cover for it at Hollywood Video. Looks interesting, though I hear it's a TV movie...
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the recent episode of "Masters of Horror" on Showtime: "Fair Haired Child"

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