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Murglie | Dr. F.W. Murnau | Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau
6' 11" (2.11 m)
Did You Know?
[speaking in 1928] "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."
Murnau did not live to see the premiere of his last film; he died in an automobile accident in Santa Barbara, California on March 11, 1931. The car was driven by Murnau's fourteen-year old Filipino valet Garcia Stevenson. Murnau was entombed in Berlin. Robert Flaherty, Emil Jannings and Greta Garbo attended the funeral, and Fritz Lang delivered the funeral speech.
Innovative use of light and dark shadowing to create a certain mood