Murnau, Borzage and Fox. Janet Bergstrom, F. W. Murnau, Frank et. al Borzage, text.
Murnau, Borzage and Fox
Murnau, Borzage and Fox
Murnau, Borzage and Fox
Murnau, Borzage and Fox
Murnau, Borzage and Fox
Murnau, Borzage and Fox

Murnau, Borzage and Fox

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2008. DVD, Boxset with 12 discs and 2 books. Item #900302

Boxset including 12 DVDs of the important early works of cinematic pioneers F.W. Murnau and Frank Borzage, most of which have never been available on DVD before. These include Murnau’s classics Sunrise & City Girl and nine works by Borzage: Lazy Bones, Street Angel, 7th Heaven, Lucky Star, They Had To See Paris, Liliom, Song O' My Heart, Bad Girl, and After Tomorrow. The twelfth disc is a feature-length documentary about Murnau and Borzage at Fox.  Also included in the set are two books by Janet Bergstrom – “Murnau, Borzage and Fox” – which gives biographical histories and descriptions of the director’s work and artistry at Fox; and “4 Devils: The Lost Film of F. W. Murnau” with photographs and ephemera describing Murnau’s lost film, said to be perhaps the greatest film of all time.

William Fox set a course to outshine his colleagues at Paramount and MGM in 1920s Hollywood, not only financially, but artistically as well. His engineers created Movietone, a sound-on-film process that would revolution filmmaking. He purchased movie theater chains to enable coast to coast distribution of his films. And he signed renowned German director F. W. Murnau and storied American director Frank Borzage to contracts at 20th Century Fox. Until the stock market crash of 1929, his efforts were a sterling success. Murnau and Borzage won five Academy Awards and three honorable mentions in1927-1928 for their films – “Sunrise” (Murnau) and “7th Heaven” (Borzage).

Fine boxset.

Price: $165.00