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Murnau, F. W. (Friedrich Wilhelm) 1888-1931

Overview
Works: 534 works in 1,631 publications in 8 languages and 14,353 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Motion pictures  Silent films  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Records and correspondence  Fiction 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Director, Performer, Film editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Adapter, Scenarist, Dedicatee, Editor, Honoree, Producer, Photographer, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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posthumous Publications by F. W Murnau, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by F. W Murnau
Nosferatu by F. W Murnau ( Visual )
202 editions published between 1921 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first film version of Bram Stoker's Dracula. Count Orlock (Nosferatu, the vampire), leaves his castle in the Carpathians and travels by ship to Bremen, bringing coffins filled with dirt and plague rats
Nosferatu a symphony of horror by F. W Murnau ( Visual )
57 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first vampire movie. Count Orlock (Nosferatu, the vampire) leaves his castle in the Carpathians and travels by ship to Bremen, bringing coffins filled with dirt and plague rats
Faust eine deutsche Volkssage ( Visual )
59 editions published between 1926 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Faust sells his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for scientific knowledge & perfect happiness
Sunrise a song of two humans by F. W Murnau ( Visual )
58 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 924 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
Der letzte Mann by F. W Murnau ( Visual )
62 editions published between 1924 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the fickle advantages of status as an aging hotel doorman is demoted to lavatory attendant
Tabu a story of the south seas by F. W Murnau ( Visual )
67 editions published between 1929 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the South Seas land of Bora Bora, a maiden is chosen to be the new sacred maiden of all the islands. For the young man who loves her, this is a sad moment as she is forever tabu and must remain untouched by any man
Tartuffe by F. W Murnau ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1925 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 338 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
City girl by F. W Murnau ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1929 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A wheat farmer's son marries a waitress from the city, amidst depression, hailstorm and family problems
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
The finances of the grand duke Die Finanzen des Großherzogs ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1924 and 2009 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A 'benevolent dictator' must preserve the tiny nation of Abacco by fending off creditors, wooing a wealthy Russian princess, and evading a band of demonic conspirators
Der Letzte Mann The last laugh ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1924 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 138 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
Sunrise by F. W Murnau ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 126 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
Nosferatu : an opera libretto : based on the film by F.W. Murnau by Dana Gioia ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
F.W. Murnau's Phantom ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in Undetermined and English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
" ... Alfred Abel (Metropolis, Dr. Mabuse) plays Lorenz Lubota, a man obsessed with his own desires to achieve fame and wealth, who must confront the barriers of class keeping him from a woman (Lya de Putti) with whom he has had a fateful encounter."
Der Letzte mann by F. W Murnau ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1924 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 103 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
Nosferatu the vampyre by Werner Herzog ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jonathan Harber, against the wishes of his wife, departs on a journey over the Carpathian Mountains to finalize a real estate deal. When he arrives at his destination, he encounters Count Dracula and a series of tragic events
Faust by F. W Murnau ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1926 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Classic tale of a man who sells his soul to the devil, based on Goethe, Marlowe, and folk sagas
F.W. Murnau's Sunrise (1927) ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a young farmer who comes near murdering his wife, only to love her more in the end
 
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Alternative Names
F. W. Murnau
Marnau, Frederick W., 1888-1931
Marnau, Frederick W. (Friedrich Wilhelm), 1888-1931
Murglie
Murglie, 1888-1931
Murnau, F. W.
Murnau, F. W., 1888-1931
Murnau, F. W. (Friedrich Wilhelm), 1889-1931
Murnau, Friedrich W.
Murnau, Friedrich W., 1888-1931
Murnau, Friedrich Wilhelm
Murnau, Friedrich-Wilhelm, 1888-1931
Murnau, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1889-1931
Murnau, Wilhelm
Plumpe, Friedrich Wilhelm.
Plumpe, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1888-1931
Plumpe, Friedrich Wilhelm 1888-1931 Wirklicher Name
Plumpe, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1889-1931
Pumpe, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1889-1931
ムルナウ, F.W. 1888-1931
ムルナウ, フリードリヒ・ヴィルヘルム 1888-1931
Languages
English (445)
German (145)
French (19)
Spanish (13)
Multiple languages (8)
Italian (7)
Portuguese (2)
Japanese (1)
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