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Mayer, Carl 1894-1944

Overview
Works: 121 works in 517 publications in 6 languages and 6,905 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Silent films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Biography  Conference proceedings  Film and video adaptations  Fiction 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Author, Conceptor, Writer of accompanying material, Director, Creator, Dedicatee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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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 Erich Pommer ( Visual )
88 editions published between 1919 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A somnambulist commits murders at a hypnotist's bidding in this German expressionist horror classic
Sunrise a song of two humans by F. W Murnau ( Visual )
56 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A villager in love with a city woman tries to kill his wife; later he repents and spends a happy day with her
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari a film in six acts ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1919 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 809 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 )
20 editions published between 1919 and 1984 in English and German and held by 589 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 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A pompous, aging hotel doorman is rejected by his family and friends when he is demoted from his job. Fate has a sudden change in fortune for him
Tartuffe by Molière ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1925 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A religious hypocrite 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 186 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 163 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 )
14 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 131 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 119 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 )
9 editions published between 1924 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 97 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 90 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 )
28 editions published between 1924 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 89 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
Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari by Robert Wiene ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1919 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 60 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 47 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
The haunted castle Schloss Vogelöd ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1921 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the count of Vogeloed Castle steals his brother's sweetheart, a family row begins which has unnerving results. A gothic story of murder, innuendo, suspicion and hatred
Backstairs ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1921 and 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
German expressionist film about a postman consumed with jealousy over a maid's love affair with another man
 
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