Meaning of Murnau, F. W. in English:

Murnau, F. W.

Pronunciation /ˈmʊənaʊ/ /ˈmʊrnaʊ/

proper noun

  • (1888–1931), German film director; born Frederick Wilhelm Plumpe. His revolutionary use of cinematic techniques to record and interpret human emotion paralleled the expressionist movement in art and drama. Notable films: Nosferatu (1922), Der letzte Mann (1924), and Sunrise (1927), which won three Oscars.