Observations on Film Art No. 20
Professor Jeff Smith walks us through the basics of continuity editing and shows how William Dieterle’s faustian fever dream adheres to that code while testing the limits of its expressive potential.
Directed by William Dieterle • 1941 • United States
Starring Edward Arnold, Walter Huston, James Craig
Jabez Stone is a hard-working farmer trying to make an honest living, but a streak of bad luck tempts him to do the unthinkable: bargain with the Devil himself. For seven years of good fortune,...