Original Title: Faust - Eine deutsche Volkssage
Directed by: F.W. Murnau
Writing credits: H.Kyser (adaptation from Goethe)
Starring: Camilla Horn, Emil Jannings, Gosta Ekman, Hanna Ralph, Hertha von Walther, William Dieterle.
Running Time: 116 mins
2 flutes (II dbl. picc.)
2 oboes (II dbl. E. horn)
Faust - Original Score for Kino Video
Music composed and conducted by Timothy Brock, who sets off the film's sound and fury with a diabolically engaging performance, making Faust a radiant jewel...a masterpiece.
The New York Times
An excellent orchestral score by Timothy Brock and the Olympia Chamber Orchestra is one of the most effective in recent memory, delicately accentuating the action without any jarring electronic flourishes or pretentious "old timey" inflections to the music.
Another fine orchestral score by Timothy Brock and the Olympia Chamber Orchestra accompanies the film. Brock manages to evoke musical images in a Germanic tone, and that ominous tone is always an appropriate mood setter for this film. We wish that all video editions of silent era films could afford this orchestral treatment.
Anyone who thinks of silent films as sluggish and amateurish has obviously never seen Faust; the home video release on Kino compliments the film's striking visuals with a superb original score by the American composer Timothy Brock that's worthy of attention on its own merits.
Mark Deming, All-Movie Guide