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F.W. Murnau
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Birth Name: Friedrich Wilhelm Plumpe

Born: 28 December 1888 Died: 11 March 1931

Country of origin: Germany

Height: 6' 9"


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About: F.W. Murnau was one of the most influential German film directors of the silent era. A figure in the expressionist movement in German cinema during the 1920s, some of Murnau's films from the silent era have been lost, but most still survive.

Movies directed by


1. Nosferatu (1922)
Rating:
8
995 Watched
2. Sunrise (1927)
Rating:
8.6
323 Watched
3. Faust (1926)
Rating:
8.3
164 want to see
4. The Last Laugh (1924)
Rating:
8.2
140 Watched
5. Tabu (1931)
Rating:
7.5
83 Watched







Movies


1. Sunrise (1927)
Rating:
8.6
323 Watched
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8
1 want to see







Movies written by


1. Tabu (1931)
Rating:
7.5
83 Watched







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" The camera is the director's pencil. It should have the greatest possible mobility in order to record the most fleeting harmony of atmosphere. It is important that the mechanical factor should not stand between the spectator and the film. Filmography"


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"I suppose I must have a particular weakness for silent films from the second half of the twenties, before the cinema was taken over by sound. At that time, the cinema was in the process of creating its own language. There was Murnau and The Last Laugh, with Jannings, a film told solely in images with a fantastic suppleness; then his Faust, and finally his masterpiece, Sunrise. Three astonishing works that tell us that Murnau, at the same time as Stroheim in Hollywood, was well on the way to crea"


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