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Mayer, Carl 1894-1944

Overview
Works: 123 works in 485 publications in 7 languages and 6,631 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Silent films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Biography  Conference proceedings  Fiction 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Writer of accompanying material, Conceptor, Director, Dedicatee, Arranger, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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posthumous Publications by Carl Mayer, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Carl Mayer
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari by Carl Mayer ( Visual )
84 editions published between 1919 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tale of the modern re-appearance of an 11th century myth involving the strange and mysterious influence of a mountebank monk over a somnambulist
Sunrise a song of two humans by F. W Murnau ( Visual )
49 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A villager in love with a city woman tries to kill his wife but then repents only to love her more in the end
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari a film in six acts ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1920 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the film The cabinet of Dr. Caligari, a somnambulist commits murders under a hypnotist's influence. Also featured is a lengthy excerpt of Genuine. Both films are examples of the German Expressionist movement
Der letzte Mann by F. W Murnau ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1924 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The crowning achievement of the German expressionist movement and one of the most notable artworks to arise from the Weimar Republic ... the bleak fable of an aging doorman whose happiness crumbles when he is relieved of the duties and uniform which had for years been the foundation of his happiness and pride ... more than the plight of a single doorman but a mournful dramatization of the frustration and anguish of the universal working class."--Container
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari; a film by Robert Wiene, Carl Mayer, and Hans Janowitz. English translation and description of action by R. V Adkinson ( Book )
21 editions published between 1919 and 1984 in English and German and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tartuffe by F. W Murnau ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1925 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A religious hypocrite insinuates himself into a wealthy Parisian family
The last laugh der letzte Mann ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a hotel doorman who is demoted to washroom attendant because of his age. Humiliated, the considers suicide. Then, by a strange twist of fate, he becomes a millionaire. This silent film is told entirely by camera, without title cards
The haunted castle the exposure of a secret in 5 acts ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A hunting party is interrupted by the arrival of a notorious count, who is believed to have murdered his brother. The uninvited guest sets in motion an elaborate plot to resurrect the ghosts of the past and bring secrets of his brother's death to light
Sunrise by F. W Murnau ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tender story of betrayal and redemption when a farmer intends to drown his wife, so he can be with a seductive city woman
F.W. Murnau's The last laugh ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a hotel doorman who is demoted to washroom attendant because of his age. Humiliated, he considers suicide. Then, by a strange twist of fate, he becomes a millionaire. This silent film is told entirely by camera, without title cards
Der Letzte Mann The last laugh ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1924 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the major works of German silent cinema, Murnau's class drama depicts the fall of the respected, aging, hotel doorman of a posh 1920s Berlin hotel, who is cruelly stripped of his position and reduced to a bathroom attendant, before his fortunes turn and he becomes a millionaire. The film was groundbreaking for its expressive, mobile camera work, which imparts information visually, without subtitles. The camera on a trolley glides, rises, zooms, or weaves where the story takes it. The camera takes part in the action and becomes a character in the drama
Storm over Mont Blanc ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a mountain outpost a scientist lives with little contact to the outside world. In the middle of a fierce snowstorm, his station is battered by the elements. Suffering from frostbite, he sends a desperate S.O.S. hoping that he can be rescued
Der Letzte mann by F. W Murnau ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1924 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fiction. Drame. Film de style Kammerspiel racontant l'histoire d'un portier de palace berlinois qui, parce qu'il est trop vieux, est dépouillé de son uniforme rutilant et devient gardien de lavabos. Humilié, il pense au suicide dans le pauvre logement où il vit avec sa fille et son fiancé. Mais, pour une fin heureuse, il devient un client millionnaire du palace. Avec Emil Jannings, Maly Delshaft, Max Hiller, Emilie Kurz, Hans Unterkirchen, Georg John, Olaf Storm, Emmy Wyda, Hermann Vallentin
Berlin - die Sinfonie der Großstadt & Melodie der Welt by Walter Ruttmann ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in German and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Walther Ruttmann is a pioneer of modern multimaedia art. His first short films are unique experiments with forms, colors, and rhythm, his innovative commercials connected abstract animation art with concrete messages. The symphonic documentary Berlin, die Sinfonie der Grossstadt is one of the most famous silent cassics, the travelogue Melodie der Welt became the first German sound feature film. With the radio play Weekend Ruttmann created the first "sound film without images" while his short In der Nacht transforms music to images and is a prototype of modern music videos. The 2-disc DVD combines for the first time all surviving works by Walther Ruttmann from 1920-1931 in newly restored and reconstructed versions, often with original scores. It also includes lobby cards, posters, programs and text documents as well as little known paintings and drawings by Ruttmann." [Publisher's website.]
The masterworks of the German horror cinema ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These three classic silent films are considered by many to be the roots of the modern horror film
German expressionism collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Secrets of a soul : By deciphering dream symbols, a psychoanalyst is able to resolve his patient's unconscious conflicts, curing him
Das cabinet des Dr. Caligari by Robert Wiene ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1919 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A somnambulist commits murders at a hypnotist's bidding in this German expressionist horror classic
The haunted castle Schloss Vogelöd ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1921 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Gothic story of murder, innuendo, suspicion and hatred. At a weekend gathering in Castle Vogeloed, a few aristocrats are awaiting Baroness Safferstätt. But Count Oetsch, suspected (but never convicted) of murdering his own brother, Baroness Safferstätt's first husband, shows up suddenly. The Baroness appears with her new husband and resents the man's presence but for reasons other than we assume. Oetsch stays, arguing that he is not the murderer but will find the real one. There are family secrets and the anti-hero is here to expose them and the real murderer
Backstairs ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1921 and 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this early German expressionist film a young woman's love is thwarted by a postman consumed with jealousy who intercepts her beloved's letters to her and who finally slays him. Devastated, she hurls herself from a building and kills herself
Das Kabinett des Doktor Caligari = Le cabinet du docteur Caligari by Robert Wiene ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette : dans une fête foraine, vers 1830, le Docteur Caligari exhibe Cesare, un somnambule. Celui-ci prédit à un étudiant, Alan, qu'il vivra jusqu'à l'aube. Il est en effet assassiné dans son lit. Son ami Francis soupçonne Caligari. La jeune fille que convoitaient Alan et Francis est enlevée par Cesare. Poursuivi, le somnambule s'écroule après avoir abandonné son fardeau. Francis poursuit Caligari qui se réfugie dans un asile de fous, dont il s'avère être le directeur
 
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