Murnau, Borzage and Fox

This five film collection gives the viewer a pseudo film studies class. Directors F.W. Murnau and Frank Borzage were pioneers that had plenty of impact on the world of film. They have both made Oscar-winning films and it was at the time they were working out of the Fox Studios. This collection showcases their time at Fox and includes an interesting/educational documentary about the two.

Murnau, Borzage and Fox directed by John Cork:

The documentary looks at the early history of Fox films and studio head, William Fox. We understand through the documentary the impact these two creative visionaries had on films and filmmaking.

City Girl directed by F.W. Murnau:

Released in 1930, this is a suburban-set tale of marital conflict. Lem marries Kate and returns home with his new bride. Though his mother and sister approve of his new wife his father does not. A misunderstanding ensues and Kate leaves with Lem setting out after her to find her.

Bad Girl directed by Frank Borzage:

Set during the Depression this is the moving story of a young couple who must get married after she discovers that she is pregnant.

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans directed by F.W. Murnau:

Released in 1927, this is a silent film about a evil woman who uses her wiles to win over a naive farmer in order to get him to murder his wife.

7th Heaven directed by Frank Borzage:

Released in 1927, a love story about courage.

Special Features: Still Galleries, Murnau's 4 Devils: Traces of a Lost Film, A Devil's Treatment, A Devil's Screenplay, Rarely Seen European Silent Alternate Version, Outtakes With Text Cards, Theatrical Trailer, Original Scenario by Carl Mayer with Annotations by F.W. Murnau, Restoration Notes, Sunrise Screenplay, 7th Heaven Screenplay, Soundtrack Notes, "The River" Reconstruction

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