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Murnau, Borzage and Fox / a Cloverland production ; directed by John Cork, Lisa van Eyssen ; written by Steven Smith ; produced by John Cork, Lisa van Eyssen.

Cork, John. (Producer, Director). Eyssen, Lisa van. (Producer, Director). Mayer, John H. (Narrator). Loza, Bob. (Added Author). Barker, Bruce. (Added Author). Tatum, Richard, 1966- (Added Author). Thomson, David, 1941- (Interviewee). Schrader, Paul, 1946- (Interviewee). Kreuger, Miles. (Interviewee). Basinger, Jeanine. (Interviewee). Belton, John. (Interviewee). Dauth, Brian. (Interviewee). De las Carreras, María Elena. (Interviewee). Bergstrom, Janet, 1946- (Interviewee). Jewell, Richard B. (Interviewee). Salmen, Brigitte. (Interviewee). Sudendorf, Werner, 1950- (Interviewee). Wellman, William A., 1937- (Interviewee). Gill, Sam. (Interviewee). Birchard, Robert S. (Interviewee). Dumont, Hervé, 1943- (Interviewee). Hanke, Ken, 1954- (Interviewee). Cloverland (Firm) (Added Author). Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 6312440575 (set)
  • ISBN: 9786312440574 (set)
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, color w/ black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 2 books (128 pages, 128 pages ; illustrations ; 31 cm.)
  • Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC, [2008]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Accompanied by two books: Murnau, Borzage and Fox; and, 4 devils : the lost film of F.W. Murnau; the 1st book contains essay "William Fox presents F.W. Murnau and Frank Borzage" by Janet Bergstrom.
Issued as part of 12 disc boxed set of the same name.
Special features: still galleries.
Formatted Contents Note:
Three men -- Two films -- The mogul -- The Edison trust -- William Fox presents -- The romantic -- The artist -- Rendezvous -- Lazy bones -- The German genius -- The revolution -- Sound on film -- Revelation -- 7th heaven -- Sunrise -- The rise of Movietone -- A sort of success -- Street angel -- The transition -- 4 devils -- City girl -- Sound over silents -- A dangerous man -- The imperfect conclusion -- Lucky star -- Introducing Will Rogers -- The river -- The disintegration -- Murnau's legacy -- The last stand -- Coda.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Cinematography, Robert Rasmussen, Lisa Thompson ; editors, Brad Grossman, Lisa Thompson ; original music composed, conducted and orchestrated by Christopher Caliendo.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, John H. Mayer ; voices of Bob Loza, Bruce Barker, Richard Tatum ; featuring interviews with John Belton, David Kiehn, Jonathan Kuntz, David Thomson, Robert S. Birchard, Tony Maietta, Susan Fox-Rosellini, John M. McDonald, Rick Jewell, Miles Kreuger, Paul Schrader, Paul Wurtzel, Jeanine Basinger, Sharon Rosen Leib, Sprague Anderson, Hervé Dumont, Maria Elena de las Carreras, Juanita Borzage Moss, Kent Jones, Marian Seldes, Marcel Pereira, Brian Dauth, Ken Hanke, Janet Bergstrom, Brigitte Salmen, Werner Sudendorf, Martin Koerber, William Wellman, Jr., Sam Gill, Jeffrey Vance, Carrie Barrett, Donald Rosellini, Stuart Whitman.
Summary, etc.:
"Think of three men ... an obsessed Jewish businessman (William Fox), a visionary German artist (F.W. Murnau), and an idealistic American Catholic (Frank Borzage). For a few short years their fates were intertwined and together these three men, the mogul, the artist, and the romantic would change the face of cinema" (from film introduction). Includes commentary by film critics and historians with extensive archival film footage.
System Details Note:
DVD; stereo.
Language Note:
In English with optional subtitles in Spanish, French and English; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Subject: Fox, William, 1879-1952.
Murnau, F. W. (Friedrich Wilhelm), 1888-1931.
Borzage, Frank.
Fox Film Corporation > History.
General Film Company > History.
Digital recordings.
Motion picture industry > United States > History.
Motion pictures > Production and direction > United States > History.
Motion pictures > United States > History.
Silent films > United States > History and criticism.
Motion picture producers and directors > United States > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.
Nonfiction films.
Documentary films.
Feature films > United States.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Silent films.
Fiction films.

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