Now I have seen three movies by the German director F.W. Murnao and I can easily say these movies are some of my favourite films.
The first one is "Nosferato", a silent horror movie based on the vampire novel "Dracula" by Bram Stoker. And its visuals and creepy atmosphere are beyond the reach of most modern horror films. Becoming much more creepy due to the silent nature of the film and a truly remarkable monster.
The second one is "Faust" which I saw just an hour ago and it just blew me away. The visuals even transcended the visuals in "Nosferato". The acting was gold. And the dramatic punch building on the drama of Johan Wolfgang Von Goethe's play with the same name was just incredible. The nature of Satan has never been displayed with such dark splendour.
The third one is "Sunrise - A Song Of Two Humans". A tragic love story with a sensational end. Visually its not as stunning as "Faust" but not far behind. Topping movies like Orson Welles "Citizen Kane" in that category. It's also an edgy film with a love triangle surpassing any film I have seen in the genre.
What I love most about Murnao's films is that I think he was a director that truly understood human nature and our personal struggles in this world. Knowing that love is a dark thing. And that heroism arises from the knowledge of what it is to be truly human.
Sensationally good films from my own point of view.