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Der Letzte Mann = The last laugh

Author: F W Murnau; Carl Mayer; Emil Jannings; UFA (Firm); Kino International Corporation.
Publisher: New York : Kino on Video, 2001.
Series: F.W. Murnau collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Silent films
Foreign films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: F W Murnau; Carl Mayer; Emil Jannings; UFA (Firm); Kino International Corporation.
OCLC Number: 47162869
Language Note: Silent film, with English end credits and title cards; music sound track added.
Notes: Originally produced as a silent motion picture in Germany in 1924.
Includes an alternate ending, with German title cards.
Credits: Director, F.W. Murnau ; screenplay, Carl Mayer ; photography, Karl Freund.
Cast: Emil Jannings, Maly Delshaft, Max Hiller, Emilie Kurz, Hans Unterkirchen, Georg John.
Description: 1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Series Title: F.W. Murnau collection.
Other Titles: Last laugh
Responsibility: Universum-Film AG.

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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.

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