Murnau proved his directorial artistry in Sunrise for Fox about three years earlier, but in this picture he's a master artisan demonstrating not only a knowledge of the subtler side of directing but in photography.
Actually, Nosferatu came before Sunrise. It even predated Battleship Potemkin and Metropolis, so the artistry of this film is all the more remarkable. Sunrise came after all of them.
Jun 17 - 12:53 PM