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La Beauté du Diable

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La Beaute du Diable came into being when French filmmaker [[Performer~P85111~Rene Clair~renéclair]] became fascinated with a structural defect in the "Faust" legend. [[Performer~P159174~Clair~clair]] felt that the beginning and end of the story was perfect, but the middle section, wherein the title character blasphemes the Pope, was "silly." The director also wondered what would happen if, instead of forcing Faust to sign his soul away in exchange for happiness and knowledge, the Devil were to ask for...more

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