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

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Most widely held works by F. W Murnau
Nosferatu : a symphony of horror by F. W Murnau( Visual )

398 editions published between 1921 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 3,578 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
Sunrise : a song of two humans by F. W Murnau( Visual )

123 editions published between 1927 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,280 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
Der letzte Mann by F. W Murnau( Visual )

158 editions published between 1924 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,232 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
Faust : eine deutsche Volkssage by F. W Murnau( Visual )

33 editions published between 1926 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Faust sells his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for scientific knowledge and perfect happiness
The haunted castle : the exposure of a secret in 5 acts by R. G Austin( Visual )

45 editions published between 1920 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 497 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
Tabu : a story of the south seas by F. W Murnau( Visual )

24 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two lovers are doomed by a tribal edict decreeing that the girl is "tabu" to all men
Faust by F. W Murnau( Visual )

141 editions published between 1926 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God and Satan war over earth; to settle things, they wager on the soul of Faust, a learned and prayerful alchemist. During a plague, Faust despairs and burns his books after failing to stop death; Satan sends Mephisto to tempt Faust, first with insight into treating the plague and then with a day's return to youth. Mephisto is clear, timing the end of this 24 hours as Faust embraces the beautiful Duchess of Parma. Faust trades his soul for youth
Tartuffe by F. W Murnau( Visual )

28 editions published between 1925 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A religious hypocrite insinuates himself into a wealthy Parisian family
Tabu : a story of the South Seas by F. W Murnau( Visual )

88 editions published between 1929 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy (Matahi) and a girl (Reri) are in love. She is chosen by a high priest to join the ranks of the sacred virgins, thereby becoming tabu to all men. The two escape by canoe to another island for awhile, but Matahi becomes indebted to a Chinese merchant. The story ends tragically when Matahi is left to drown by the high priest
Phantom by F. W Murnau( Visual )

41 editions published between 1922 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flicker Alley, in partnership with the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Foundation is proud to present, Phantom, which marked a major turning point in the influential career and the groundbreaking style of cinema poet F.W. Murnau. In this beautifully reconstructed and restored edition from an amazingly detailed, original 1922 negative, 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. Featuring a magnificent new orchestral score by Robert Israel, this powerfully expressive and surprisingly insightful film is a triumph of German Weimar cinema and a wonderful collaboration of many of its most skilled artisans and recognizable performers. Through dazzling visuals and memorable characters, Phantom paints a portrait of the corrupting influence of money, the conformity of societal norms, and the redemptive power of family. Special bonus feature: Invitation To Phantom, A new 15 minute examination of the artistry and production history of Phantom by UCLA film historian Janet Bergstrom
Nosferatu : a symphony of horror by F. W Murnau( Visual )

29 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mysterious gentleman travels to Bremen to take up residence there and leaves many unexplained deaths in his wake
City girl by F. W Murnau( Visual )

37 editions published between 1929 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wheat farmer's son marries a waitress from the city, amidst depression, hailstorm and family problems
Finances of the Grand Duke( Visual )

12 editions published between 1924 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 175 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
Tartuffe by Prod Co: Ufa( Visual )

8 editions published between 1926 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most gifted visual storyteller of the German silent era, F.W. Murnau crafted works of great subtlety and emotional complexity through his absolute command of the cinematic medium. Known for such dazzling films as Nosferatu (1922), The last laugh (1924), Faust (1926), and Sunrise (1927), Murnau was also drawn to more intimate dramas exploring the dark corners of the human mind. In Tartuffe, he revisits Moliére's fable of religious hypocrisy, in which a faithful wife (Lil Dagover) tries to convince her husband (Werner Krauss) that their morally superior guest, Tartuffe (Emil Jannings), is in fact a lecherous hypocrite with a taste for the grape. To endow the story with contemporary relevance, Murnau frames Moliére's tale with a modern-day plot concerning a housekeeper's stealthy efforts to poison her elderly master and take control of his estate. Kino Lorber presents the 1925 American release version with its original titles and tinting, from a 35mm nitrate print preserved by the Library of Congress and restored in 2002 by the Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv Berlin/Koblenz and the Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Stiftung of Wiesbaden
F.W. Murnau's The last laugh( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 130 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
Nosferatu : an opera libretto : based on the film by F.W. Murnau by Dana Gioia( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excerpts from the last laugh( Visual )

1 edition published in 1924 and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an excerpt from the F.W. Murnau film The Last Laugh
Excerpts from Journey into the night( Visual )

1 edition published in 1920 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an excerpt from the F.W. Murnau film Journey into the Night. "In the earliest surviving film by Murnau, a famed doctor strays from his wife and is seduced by a dancing girl. The dancer and her new conquest move to live in a village where their love is tested by the appearance of a mysterious blind painter."--Harvard Film Archive
Excerpts from the finances of the grand duke( Visual )

1 edition published in 1924 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an excerpt from the F.W. Murnau film The finances of the Grand Duke
Excerpts from Phantom( Visual )

1 edition published in 1922 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an excerpt from the F.W. Murnau film Phantom." ... 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."
 
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Nosferatu : an opera libretto : based on the film by F.W. Murnau
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F. V. Murnavs

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Marnau, Frederick W. 1888-1931

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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

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