19 Great Directors: F.W. Murnau

“Don’t act – think!”


What Got This Director Here?
: Sunrise.

My Favorite Past Experience Was…: Sunrise.

What Did I Watch: Tartuffe.

Where Does He Fit: Murnau’s weakest film that definitely exists fully intact still breaks the fourth wall in great style, with a ridiculously campy broadside against the religiously hypocritical that must have been very personal to this gigantic gay director. Pictures are nonsense, apparently, and that sums up the whole of cinema. The sepia tint of this does it no favors, but as a practice run for the really insane stuff he would get to make in the later years, it’s a neat little breaking point.

emiljanningsandlildagoverintartuffe

Most Valuable Asset: Sheer beauty.
Most Excited For: Uh, hopefully they find a 7 Devils print? Maybe Haunted Castle?
Did They Deserve a Spot?: Absolutely.

Coming Up Next: Robert Bresson, minimalist.

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