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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 | 14 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

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


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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.[1928] See more »


Directed 17 films in Germany and 4 in America. Only 12 of his 21 films are known to have survived. His second American film, 4 Devils (1928), is considered lost, and a major loss of silent cinema art. Check your attic. See more »


Innovative use of light and dark shadowing to create a certain mood See more »

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