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Oct 30, 2022

Borzoi and Aaron discuss the Faust story, the ideology of art, and Eastern European animation and puppetry after watching Jan Svankmajer's surrealist adaptation. Check the notes for a dub you can find on YouTube. If the audio sounds weird at parts I had to re-record a few times due to scrambled audio.

Jan Švankmajer's Faust:

Intro Music: Franz Liszt's "Faust Symphony "

Outro Music: Hector Berlioz's "La damnation de Faust", Mephistopheles's opening aria Voici des roses

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I referred to a Gogol animation in this episode. I said it was Dead Souls, but it was actually Yuri Norstein's adaptation of The Overcoat that I was thinking of: