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

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Nosferatu by F. W Murnau ( Visual )
220 editions published between 1921 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first vampire movie. Count Orlock (Nosferatu, the vampire) leaves his castle in the Carpathians and travels to Bremen, bringing coffins filled with dirt and plague rats with sinister plans for the young couple who are to be his victims
Nosferatu a symphony of horror ( Visual )
51 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first film version of Bram Stoker's Dracula. The insatiable Transylvanian vampire, Count Orlock (Nosferatu), 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 )
71 editions published between 1926 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Faust sells his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for scientific knowledge and perfect happiness
Sunrise a song of two humans by F. W Murnau ( Visual )
74 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,019 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 )
66 editions published between 1924 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 804 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
Tabu a story of the south seas by F. W Murnau ( Visual )
75 editions published between 1929 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two lovers are doomed by a tribal edict decreeing that the girl is "tabu" to all men. Filmed entirely in Tahiti
Tartuffe by Molière ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1925 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A religious hypocrite insinuates himself into a wealthy Parisian family
The last laugh der letzte Mann ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and German and held by 188 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 )
33 editions published between 1929 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 183 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 )
5 editions published between 1924 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 153 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
Sunrise by F. W Murnau ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 152 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
Phantom by F. W Murnau ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 147 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 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
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 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Faust by F. W Murnau ( Visual )
60 editions published between 1926 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 119 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
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 by F. W Murnau ( Visual )
41 editions published between 1924 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 112 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
Nosferatu eine Synphonie des Grauens by F. W Murnau ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1921 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A symphony of horror
The haunted castle Schloss Vogelöd ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1920 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 90 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
 
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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. 1889-1931
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 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
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English (530)
German (218)
French (18)
Spanish (15)
Italian (14)
Multiple languages (7)
Portuguese (2)
Japanese (1)
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