Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Overview:

Director, F.W. Murnau, was born Friedrich Wilhelm Plumpe on Dec 28, 1888 in Bielefeld, Germany. Murnau died at the age of 42 on Mar 11, 1931 in Santa Barbara, CA and was laid to rest in S?dwestfriedhof der Berliner Synode Cemetery in Stahnsdorf, Brandenburg, Germany.

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F. W. Murnau, Happy Birthday! Born December 28th; 1888-1931

By C. S. Williams on Dec 28, 2016 From Classic Film Aficionados

F. W. Murnau Storyteller supreme is an apt title for Friedrich Wilhelm Plumpe, better known as F. W. Murnau; 21 movies in 12 years, his career stopped short by an automobile accident, just prior to the premier of his last film, Tabu: A Story of the South Seas, in 1931. What a genius for moving-pictu... Read full article


F. W. Murnau, Happy Birthday! Born December 28th; 1888-1931

By C. S. Williams on Dec 28, 2016 From Classic Film Aficionados

F. W. Murnau Storyteller supreme is an apt title for Friedrich Wilhelm Plumpe, better known as F. W. Murnau; 21 movies in 12 years, his career stopped short by an automobile accident, just prior to the premier of his last film, Tabu: A Story of the South Seas, in 1931. What a genius for moving-pictu... Read full article


F. W. Murnau, Happy Birthday! Born December 28th; 1888-1931 (3)

By C. S. Williams on Dec 29, 2013 From Classic Film Aficionados

Originally posted on Classic Film Aficionados: F. W. Murnau Storyteller supreme is an apt title for Friedrich Wilhelm Plumpe, better known as F. W. Murnau; 21 movies in 12 years, his career stopped short by an automobile accident, just prior to the premier of his last film, Tabu: A Story of the Sout... Read full article


F. W. Murnau, Happy Birthday! Born December 28th; 1888-1931

By C. S. Williams on Dec 29, 2013 From Classic Film Aficionados

Classic Film Aficionados Storyteller supreme is an apt title for Friedrich Wilhelm Plumpe, better known as F. W. Murnau; 21 movies in 12 years, his career stopped short by an automobile accident, just prior to the premier of his last film, Tabu: A Story of the South Seas, in 1931. What a genius for ... Read full article


F. W. Murnau, Happy Birthday! Born December 28th; 1888-1931

By C. S. Williams on Dec 29, 2013 From Classic Film Aficionados

Classic Film Aficionados Storyteller supreme is an apt title for Friedrich Wilhelm Plumpe, better known as F. W. Murnau; 21 movies in 12 years, his career stopped short by an automobile accident, just prior to the premier of his last film, Tabu: A Story of the South Seas, in 1931. What a genius for ... Read full article


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The border between dream and reality is often fluent in his films.

Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 807-819. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.

Was voted the 33rd Greatest Director of all time by Entertainment Weekly.

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