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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

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:

His Sunrise (1927)--considered one of the masterpieces of American cinema--was voted the fifth greatest film of all time in Sight & Sound's 2012 critic's poll. It's the highest-ranked silent film on the list. See more »

Trademark:

Visual storytelling without intertitles. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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