F.W. Murnau

Dec 28, 1888
Bielefeld, North-Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


To this day German filmmaker F. W. Murnau remains one of the most influential directors of cinema. After studying art and literature history at the University of Heidelberg, he became a student of director Max Reinhardt until serving in World War I as a combat pilot. During a flight, he accidentally strayed into Switzerland and stayed there till the… More

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