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Murnau’s Sunrise

Murnau’s Sunrise

  F. W. Murnau (1888-1931) was one of the greatest film makers of the Silent Era. Born in the province of Westphalia, Germany, he made his most famous movie, Nosferatu, in 1922. Hollywood soon beckoned, and he emigrated to America in 1926. He made Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans in 1927.    Much of the planning for Sunrise was done in Germany before Murnau came to Hollywood. The novella from which it was taken was German, the film script…

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