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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 »

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


6' 4" (1.93 m)

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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 »


His best-known film, Nosferatu (1922), which many film historians consider his masterpiece, was acclaimed at the time of its release by surrealist artists and writers, but had a mixed initial critical reception. The estate of Bram Stoker sued the producers for unauthorized use of the novel and an English court ordered all copies and negatives of the film to be destroyed. Fortunately, this could ... See more »


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

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