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F.W. Murnau (1888–1931)


F.W. Murnau was a German film director. He was greatly influenced by Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Shakespeare and Ibsen plays he had seen at the age of 12, and became a friend of director Max Reinhardt. During World War I he served as a company commander at the eastern front and was in the German air force, surviving several crashes without any severe... See full bio »

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Sunrise Director
(1927)
Nosferatu Director
(1922)
The Burning Soil Director
(1922)

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3 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 17 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

Murglie | Dr. F.W. Murnau | Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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I think films of the future will use more and more of these "camera angles" or, as I prefer to call them, these "dramatic angles". They help photograph thought.[1928] See more »

Trivia:

His talent did not go unnoticed by the American film studios. William Fox of Fox Films lured him to the US. His first movie shot there was the classic Sunrise (1927) with George O'Brien and Janet Gaynor. At the first Oscar event in film history this movie was nominated for four Oscars and won three of them--for the best movie, best leading actress and best camerawork. See more »

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Innovative use of light and dark shadowing to create a certain mood See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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