Author: Hermann Sudermann
Born: Sep 30, 1857 Matzicken near Heydekrug, East Prussia [now Macikai near Silute, Lithuania]
Passed: Nov 21, 1928 Berlin, Germany
Hermann Sudermann (September 30, 1857 ? November 21, 1928) was a German dramatist and novelist.
Sudermann's story "Die Reise nach Tilsit" ("A Trip to Tilsit" was adapted by Carl Mayer into the 1927 silent film Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans directed by F. W. Murnau.
Sunrise won an Academy Award for Unique and Artistic Production at the first ever Academy Awards ceremony in 1929. In 1937, Sunrise's original negative was destroyed in a nitrate fire. A new negative was created from a surviving print. In 1989, this film was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in their National Film Registry. In a 2002 critics' poll for the British Film Institute, Sunrise was named the seventh-best film in the history of motion pictures.
In 2007, the film was chosen #82 on the 10th anniversary update of the American Film Institute's 100 Years... 100 Movies list of great films.
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