Similar to the "Razor's Edge", one of the main points in the book was totally ignored in the film. It's a terribly difficult feat to transcibe a book into film sometimes, and in Steppenwolf's case, the task was beyond the scriptwriters. Probably beyond anyone. I couldn't help but notice that the one point that Hesse was driving at, and that Razor's Edge did as well, reincarnation, was either totally struck out of the dialogue, or was given no more than one or two sentences before the scene was abruptly changed. It reminded me of Moby Dick, except in reverse--how one of the greatest movies of all time came from a horribly written book. Hesse was a great writer, that can't be denied, but his books really just don't translate to film.
Steppenwolf (1974) 1080p YIFY Movie
Steppenwolf (1974) 1080p
In the bourgeois circles of Europe after the Great War, can anything save the modern man? Harry Haller, a solitary intellectual, has all his life feared his dual nature of being human and ...
IMDB: 6.32 Likes
- Genre: Drama |
- Quality: 1080p
- Size: 2.05G
- Resolution: / fps
- Language: English
- Run Time: 107
- IMDB Rating: 6.3/10
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The Synopsis for Steppenwolf (1974) 1080p
In the bourgeois circles of Europe after the Great War, can anything save the modern man? Harry Haller, a solitary intellectual, has all his life feared his dual nature of being human and being a beast. He's decided to die on his 50th birthday, which is soon. He's rescued from his solipsism by the mysterious Hermine, who takes him dancing, introduces him to jazz and to the beautiful and whimsical Maria, and guides him into the hallucinations of the Magic Theater, which seem to take him into Hell. Can humor, sin, and derision lead to salvation?
The Director and Players for Steppenwolf (1974) 1080p
The Reviews for Steppenwolf (1974) 1080p
Religious censors again?Reviewed bykotarski4Vote: 2/10
I first saw this film back in 76 or 77, I think. A strange little underground art-house cinema (which is now a Burger King) in Melbourne...
It remains with me as a thing of beauty, its environments and music always evoking a wave of optimism. This is an exploration of the possibilities of the human spirit, as well as a joyous declaration of non serviam. An aesthetic revolt into surrealism, it suited the time well.
The animated sequences in particular are very impressive: as a means of dealing with the concepts of 'The Treatise on the Steppenwolf' within the film, but separate from the body of the narrative.
The film is not Hesse's novel, but a magical gesture towards the novel. As an adaptation of a complex and sophisticated novel it is a valiant effort. I will cheerfully admit that this, along with Lindsay Anderson's if... was what ultimately interested me in studying cinema.
I feel like a minority of one by saying I liked Haines' adaptation of Steppenwolf. I first ran across it in 1989 when I found it mis-filed under horror in the video store I was living above my senior year in college. I was already a fan of Hesse, I especially liked the Glass Bead Game, Steppenwolf, Demian and Siddhartha.
I loved Max von Sydow's performance as Harry Haller. I found Dominique Sandia to be a captivating Hermine.
It is definitely a weird film but that adds to its charm. This film captured the spirit of the book quite well -- better than David Lynch's adaptation of Dune. I'm speaking as a fan of David Lynch and of Dune. Some of the animated exposition looked a little awkward but I'm inclined to overlook that because some of it was funny and the live action parts worked really well.