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Sunrise, 1927

Sunrise
Directed by: F.W. Murnau
Written by: Hermann Sudermann
Country:  USA
Runtime:  94 min
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The mood of Sunrise is emotional, gloomy, and atmospheric. The plot centers around a crumbling marriage, family problems, and couples relations. It is a drama, romance, and is a silent production movie. Stylistically, Sunrise is a melodrama. In approach, it is serious and realistic. It takes place, at least partly, in a village. Sunrise is set in the USA. It happens in the 1920s. Visually, it is black and white. Sunrise is derived from a short story. The movie is known for being a masterpiece, an Oscar winner, and essential viewing.

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Sunrise chronicles the murderous desires--and ultimate repentance--of a wayward husband. Deeply attracted... more

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Country: USA
Release date: 23 September 1927
Runtime: 94 min
Awards: Academy Awards

Awards

Janet Gaynor for Best Actress at the 1928 Academy Awards
Awarded Best Artistic Quality of Production at the 1928 Academy Awards
Karl Struss for Best Cinematography at the 1928 Academy Awards
Charles Rosher for Best Cinematography at the 1928 Academy Awards

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George O'Brien George O'Brien As The Man - Anses
Janet Gaynor Janet Gaynor As The Wife - Indre
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Acclaimed for its cinematography and symbolism, but....
Murnau’s “Sunrise” (1927) is often praised for its innovative and influential cinematography. For me, the cinematography is good but not great, and it is not clear that the film, in and of itself, had a stand-alone influence. Many of the...
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05.February.2013 |  by: bwisialo
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