“Sunrise” ( English Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans , 1927 ) is a classic silent film by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau , shot in the USA . The first picture with musical and noise design, recorded using the technology " Moviton ". The film received an Oscar at the first award ceremony with the wording “For Outstanding Performing Dignity”.
|Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans|
|Producer||Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau|
|Karl Mayer based on the novel "Journey to Tilsit" by Herman Zuderman|
|In the main|
|George O'Brien |
|Operator||Charles Rocher , Carl Strass|
|Film company||Fox film corporation|
- 1 Literary basis
- 2 Story
- 3 Cast
- 4 Recognition
- 5 notes
The film’s script is based on Herman Suderman ’s novel, Journey to Tilsit, published in 1917. Also, the plot of the film resembles one of the episodes of Theodore Dreiser ’s novel “ American Tragedy ”  .
The plot is based on a classic love triangle . In the intertitles, the characters are simply named Man, Wife, Woman From the City.
A man falls in love with a Woman from the City, who persuades him to arrange for his wife an “accident” and move to her city. They agree that a man will take his wife out on a boat trip and drown her. However, already in the boat, the Man realizes that he will not be able to do this. The wife, having guessed about his intentions, is scared, and runs away from him when they pester the city marina. A man rushes after her, hoping to beg forgiveness. They walk around the city, gradually and very movingly restoring relations. In the church they find themselves at the same time as the beginning of the wedding ceremony, which becomes their symbolic final reunion.
They set off on the boat back, but halfway into the storm. The wife is overboard, and the Man throws her a bundle of reeds, which he had originally prepared to mask the impending crime. The wind carries them apart. Having sailed to the shore, the man organizes the search, but they cannot find his wife.
At this time, a Woman from the City appears, who is sure that the Man has fulfilled his plan. A man in a rage attacks her and tries to strangle, but at this moment they find a wife near the shore, and he, having thrown off his mistress, runs to his wife. A man and his wife are hugging against the backdrop of the rising sun.
- George O'Brien - Man (Anses)
- Janet Gaynor - Wife (Indre)
- Margaret Livingston - A Woman from the City
- Bodil Rosing - nurse
- J. Farrell MacDonald - Photographer
- Ralph Sipperly ( English Ralph Sipperly ) - hairdresser
- Jane Winton - Manicurist
- Arthur Housman ( English Arthur Housman ) - an obsessive gentleman
- Eddie Boland ( Eng. Eddie Boland ) - kind gentleman
- Gibson Gowland - driver
- Janet Gaynor received an Oscar as Best Actress for her roles in 1927 films, including for her role in Sunrise.
- Cameramen Charles Rocher and Karl Struss won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for this film.
- Murnau's painting was included in the National Register of Films when it was created in 1989.
- In 2012, according to the results of the largest-ever survey of film critics, “Sunrise” was recognized as the greatest of all silent films  .