Paul Wegener as the golem in The Golem: How He Came into the World. Interesting, peculiar movie. Rabbi Loew uses some sort of Satanic ritual in the film to animate the golem, which of course is not part of the myth, nor part of the short story on which the film is based. There is also a kind of sympathy for the Jews of Prague, in addition to a bizarre exoticizing and fascination with them. 
There is a lot more to be said about the movie, which is why I will refer you to Kevin Hagopian’s notes on the film. 

Paul Wegener as the golem in The Golem: How He Came into the World. Interesting, peculiar movie. Rabbi Loew uses some sort of Satanic ritual in the film to animate the golem, which of course is not part of the myth, nor part of the short story on which the film is based. There is also a kind of sympathy for the Jews of Prague, in addition to a bizarre exoticizing and fascination with them. 

There is a lot more to be said about the movie, which is why I will refer you to Kevin Hagopian’s notes on the film. 

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