Sunday, 25 April 2010

(500) Films of Empire - Day 220

250 - Sunrise: A Song Of Two Humans - 3 stars
Murnau, the man behind Nosferatu, takes on a different kind of love story, albeit one with dark elements of its own.
Spurred on by the woman he is having an affair with, a farmer plans to drown his wife and make it look like an accident.  However when the time comes he can't do it, instead they end up in the city and fall in love all over again.  But fate might not have a happy ending in store.
The acting is not too over-the-top like in some silent films, and Murnau manages to tell the story without an over-reliance on cue cards and intrusive musical score.

Days remaining - 145 Films remaining - 182

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