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F.W. Murnau

Director F.W. Murnau
Director
Born:1888
Died:1931
Genre:German expressionism
Best known for:

Nosferatu

Sunrise

The Last Laugh

Related artists:

Emil Jannings

Karl Freund

Similar artists:

Robert Wiene

Fritz Lang

Country:Germany, US

F.W. Murnau, born Friedrich Wilhelm Plumpe, was among the most influential directors of the silent era. A number of his films have been lost, but several of those that remain are regarded as some of the era's greatest movies. Sunrise is considered by some to be the greatest of all the silent films. Murnau died of injuries suffered in a car accident en route to the premiere of Tabu.

 

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