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Mayer, Carl 1894-1944

Overview
Works: 114 works in 485 publications in 6 languages and 6,748 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Silent films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Biography  Conference proceedings  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Horror films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Conceptor, Writer of accompanying material, Director, Creator, Dedicatee
Classifications: PN1995.75, 791.4372
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Publications about  Carl Mayer Publications about Carl Mayer
Publications by  Carl Mayer Publications by Carl Mayer
posthumous Publications by Carl Mayer, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Carl Mayer
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari by Robert Wiene ( Visual )
85 editions published between 1919 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, a somnambulist commits murders under a hynotist's influence. Also featured on this cassette is a lengthy excerpt of Genuine, a vampire tale. Both films are examples of the German Expressionist movement, and were restored in 1996 by Film Preservation Associates
Sunrise a song of two humans by F. W Murnau ( Visual )
53 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A villager in love with a city woman tries to kill his wife but then repents and spends a happy day with her
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 793 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
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 )
19 editions published between 1919 and 1984 in English and German and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der letzte Mann by F. W Murnau ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1924 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 582 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
Tartuffe by Molière ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1925 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A screen adaption of Molière's black comedy about the religious hypocrite who insinuates himself into a wealthy Parisian family
The last laugh der letzte Mann ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 185 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 )
13 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 128 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 114 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 96 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 )
3 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the Mont Blanc Observatory works Hannes. The only contact to the outside world is a pilot and Hella over the morse-code-radio. As Hella climbs the mountain with her father, the father dies. Also Hannes gets endangered as his fingers freeze. But Hella gets help
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
The story of a hotel doorman who is demoted to washroom attendant because of his age. Humiliated, rejected by family and friends, 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
Berlin - die Sinfonie der Großstadt & Melodie der Welt by Walter Ruttmann ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 83 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
The haunted castle Schloss Vogelöd ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1921 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 65 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
Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari by Robert Wiene ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1919 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A somnambulist commits murders under a hypnotist's influence in this German expressionist horror classic. Also featured is a lengthy excerpt of "Genuine: a tale of a vampire," a 1920 release which reunited "Caligaris" creative team
German expressionism collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Warning shadows : Psychological study of a count who is insanely jealous of the attentions his wife pays to "the lover" and various other suitors. The situation comes to a head when a showman/mesmerist puts on a "shadow play" for them all, in which their emotions and passions are mirrored
Das Kabinett des Doktor Caligari = Le cabinet du docteur Caligari by Robert Wiene ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1919 and 2012 in German and English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A somnambulist commits murders at a hypnotist's bidding in this German expressionist horror classic. Also featured on this videodisc is an excerpt of "Genuine: a tale of a vampire", a 1920 release which reunited "Caligari's" creative team
Backstairs ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1921 and 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 40 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
 
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