August 2, 2010

Friedrich Murnau

Friedrich Wilhelm Plumpe
(1888, Bielefeld, Germany - 1931, California, US)

Still from Friedrich Murnau's 1922 film "Nosferatu: A symphony of Horror"

Still from "Tabu: A Story of the South Seas" (1931)

Nationality: German. Education: Educated in philology, University of Berlin; art history and literature, University of Heidelberg. Military Service: Served in German army, from 1914; transferred to air force, interned in Switzerland following crash landing, 1917. Career: Attended Max Reinhardt theater school, 1908, later joined company; founder, with other Reinhardt school colleagues, Murnau Veidt Filmgesellschaft, 1919; invited by William Fox to Hollywood, 1926; returned to Germany, 1927; sailed to Tahiti with Robert Flaherty to prepare Tabu, 1929.

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