Cinema of Silence
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Brilliant silent German film director, who lived from 1888-1931, and is best known for the films "Nosferatu", "The Last Laugh" and "Faust".

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  • Oct 27, 2009
The most artful and skilled director of the Silent Era and the greatest German cinematic director of all time. Murnau not only changed the way cameras were used, but also added a level of symbolism, characterization, and visual atmosphere to his films that has never been rivaled. For those who are unfamiliar with his work, you must see these five films:
Nosferatu - Eine Symphonie des Grauens (Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror)

Der Letzte Mann (The Last Laugh)

Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau
Nosferatu - Eine Symphonie des Grauens Der Letzte Mann Faust Sunrise Tabu
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Friedrich Wilhelm "F. W." Murnau (December 28, 1888 – March 11, 1931) was one of the most influential German film directors of the silent era, and a prominent figure in the expressionist movement in German cinema during the 1920s. Although some of Murnau's films from the silent era have been lost, most still survive.

For more information on Murnau and to find his films on DVD, visit the following:

Wikipedia Bio & Filmography

IMDb Bio & Filmography
Kino International's Murnau Page
F.W. Murnau Box Set's F.W. Murnau DVDs
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