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F.W. Murnau (1888–1931)


He studied art and literature history at the University of Heidelberg. During World War I, he was a combat pilot. See full bio »

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3 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 13 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

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

Height:

6' 11" (2.11 m)
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[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. See more »

Trivia:

Signed by William Fox in 1926, he remained under contract until 1929. During his tenure he brought much prestige but little financial reward to the studio through the expensively-produced Sunrise (1927), for which he was effectively given carte blanche. Much of the success of this film (and the first Academy Award for Best Picture, Unique and Artistic Production 1927) was the result of Murnau's ... See more »

Trademark:

Visual storytelling without intertitles. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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