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Sunrise (1927) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by F.W. Murnau and produced by William Fox.

The film was based on the novel Die Reise nach Tilsit from in Litauishce Geschichten written by Hermann Sudermann published in 1917.

Sunrise was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1989.

Academy Awards 1927/28 --- Ceremony Number 1 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionRochus GlieseNominated
Best CinematographyCharles RosherWon
Best CinematographyKarl StrussWon
Best ActressJanet GaynorWon
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Sunrise: A Story of Two Humans (1927)

By Amanda Garrett on Jul 20, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm writing about director F. W. Murnau's silent masterpiece Sunrise: A Story of Two Humans (1927). It stars George O'Brien and Janet Gaynor as a married couple who quarrel and then reconcile in a 24-hour period. This article is part the 'Till Death Us Do Part: To Love, Honor and. . .Murde... Read full article


Before Sunrise (1995)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 23, 2015 From 4 Star Films

This is a fascinating film not just about love and romance but higher, deeper concepts altogether. Without knowing the idea already existed, this is the film I always wanted to make in my head! Two people meeting in a place under unusual circumstances (on a train in a foreign country), and then buil... Read full article


Before Sunrise (1995)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 23, 2015 From 4 Star Films

This is a fascinating film not just about love and romance but higher, deeper concepts altogether. Without knowing the idea already existed, this is the film I always wanted to make in my head! Two people meeting in a place under unusual circumstances (on a train in a foreign country), and then buil... Read full article


The Lyrical Poetry of Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)

on Sep 30, 2014 From True Classics

My third post for the ongoing romantic films countdown at Wonders in the Dark is live. At number five, it’s F.W. Murnau’s?lovely and deceptively simple silent allegory?Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans?(1927): Out of context, the idea of ranking a film in which a man is seduced into plotting... Read full article


Sunrise: A Tale of Two Humans (1927)

By Brandy Dean on Jan 24, 2014 From Pretty Clever Films

Sunrise will be released on Blu-ray on Thursday, January 23, 2014.?Order yours from Amazon via this link to watch a great film?and help Pretty Clever Films keep the lights on. There is an odd form of bias that simmers among even the snobbiest of film snobs when it comes to the topic of silent film. ... Read full article


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Quotes from

The Man: [pleading to his wife] Don't be afraid of me!


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Facts about

Although well-received critically, this film did not do well at the box office, which led to the studio "reining in" F.W. Murnau creatively for his next several films.
F.W. Murnau hated using title cards in his films. Thus, in Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans, the title cards become more and more infrequent as the film progresses and virtually non-existent by the end.
The first silent film to be released on Blu-ray (by Eureka Entertainment on September 21st, 2009 in United Kingdom).
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Sunrise

Released 1927
Inducted 1989
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