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Häxan

Synopsis

Danish filmmaker [[Performer~P12988~Benjamin Christensen~benjaminchristensen]]'s obsession with bizarre lighting effects reached its apotheosis with his 1922 masterpiece Häxan. Beginning in a deceptively sedate fashion with a series of woodcuts and engravings (a technique later adopted by RKO producer [[Performer~P99671~Val Lewton~vallewton]]), the film then shifts into gear with a progression of dramatic vignettes, illustrating the awesome power of witchcraft in the Middle Ages. So powerful are some of...more

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