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BFI Film Classics

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

Authors: Fischer, Lucy

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Sunrise - A Song of Two Humans (1927) is a historically pivotal film. A love triangle which dissolves into attempted murder, it was the first film made in America by the celebrated German director F.W. Murnau, who also directed "Nosferatu" (1922). "Sunrise" mediates between German expressionism and American melodrama, the avant-garde and popular fiction, silent cinema and "talkies". A lavish and sumptuous production famous for its vast, specially constructed sets, it was one of Hollywood's most ambitious undertakings. It overwhelmed critics by its sheer beauty, yet cost far more than it earned. Lucy Fisher's book locates "Sunrise" in a range of historical, aesthetic and philosophical contexts.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
Authors
Series Title
BFI Film Classics
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Palgrave BFI
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
Softcover ISBN
978-0-85170-668-9
Edition Number
1
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