FP008: “A Song of Two Humans”
Near the very end of the Silent Era, just a month before Warner Bros. turned the film world upside down with The Jazz Singer, F. W. Murnau’s lyrical cinematic tone-poem Sunrise was released. It is appropriate that this film ushered out the era of purely visual film language, for they just couldn’t get much better or purer than this. For the uninitiated, we also discuss the world of the Silent Cinema in the first part of this broadcast.
Besides being the first silent film we’ve discussed, this was also our first pre-recorded program.