F.W.Murnau

F.W.Murnau

He was born on 28 December 1888, Bielefeld, North-Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He was considered one of the most influential director of all time. He graduated from the University of Heidelberg major in art and literature history. He served the World War I as a combat pilot. During the war, he stayed in Switzerland until the war end. He made his first film in 1919 and many film after that but most of his films were lost. His later work Nosferatu the Vampire (1922), became internationally successful. It was considered his masterpiece. His following film, The Last Laugh (1924), presented the use of the unique camera technique that later known for the mise-en-scene.

He continued making film in Germany until 1926, when he moved to Hollywood in 1926. He worked with Fox studio and produced his first Hollywood film Sunrise: A Story of Two Humans (1927). It was internationally acclaimed. He also made Tabu (1931), which became a box-office hit. Unfortunately, he was killed in a car accident the week before it opened. He was 42.

His interesting films are

Nosferatu the Vampire (1922)

The Last Laugh (1924)

Sunrise: A Story of Two Humans (1927)

Tabu (1931)

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