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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."
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 the picture (and the Oscar for 'artistic quality of production') was as much down to Murnau as to his German art ...
Innovative use of light and dark shadowing to create a certain mood