Nosferatu The Vampyre (Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht)

Nosferatu The Vampyre (Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht) Germany (1979) Dir. Werner Herzog Remakes have recently become the bane of film fans, not just due to the alarming rate at which they appear but the choice of classic or fondly remembered favourites being “rebooted” into inferior versions. To remake a revered classic is often considered borderline … Continue reading Nosferatu The Vampyre (Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht)

Faust

Faust (Cert PG) 3 Discs DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Eureka) Running Time: 107 minutes approx. If there is ever a caveat for an artist with an impressive body of work it is that some milestone works are often overlooked in favour of more popular or readily referenced ones. For celebrated German director F.W Murnau it is fair … Continue reading Faust

Tartuffe (Herr Tartüff)

Tartuffe (Herr Tartüff) Germany (1925) F.W. Murnau A rich old man (Hermann Picha) lives with his loyal but disingenuous housekeeper (Rosa Valetti) who convinces the old man to change his will and remove the inheritance he was due to leave to his sole living heir, his grandson (André Mattoni), for being an actor, and instead … Continue reading Tartuffe (Herr Tartüff)

The Last Laugh (aka The Last Man / Der letzte Mann)

  The Last Laugh (aka The Last Man / Der letzte Mann) Germany (1924) Dir. F.W Murnau A veteran doorman at the prestigious Atlantic Hotel (Emil Jannings) takes huge pride in his work and his uniform, and is respected by co-workers, guests and his neighbourhood. Unfortunately the hotel manager (Hans Unterkircher) is not so deferential … Continue reading The Last Laugh (aka The Last Man / Der letzte Mann)

Sunrise: A Song Of Two Humans

Sunrise: A Song Of Two Humans US (1927) Dir. F.W Murnau In a lakeside town a married man (George O'Brien) has been having an affair with a holidaying woman from the city (Margaret Livingston), something which is common knowledge not only among the villagers but with his wife (Janet Gaynor), who is left crying herself … Continue reading Sunrise: A Song Of Two Humans

City Girl

City Girl US (1930) Dir. F.W Murnau Nice boy farmer Lem Tustine (Charles Farrell) is sent to Chicago by his strict father (David Torrence) to sell the family wheat. Whilst stopping for lunch Lem meets waitress Kate (Mary Duncan) and a mutual attraction develops. Lem sells the wheat but at a lower price than his … Continue reading City Girl