Commentary Track

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)

This week on The Spectator Film Podcast…

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) 8/1/19
Featuring: Austin, Maxx

Commentary track begins at 18:19

— Notes —

  • We watched this 20th Century Fox bluray release of Sunrise for the show this week. Once again, we watched the Movietone version of the film.
  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans by Lucy Fischer — Here’s the link to the BFI Film Classics primer on Sunrise, and it’s a useful introduction and critical guide. If nothing else, BFI Film Classics primers are always a fantastic guide to further reading, and you’ll find a lot more resources on Murnau after reading this book.
  • Film Comment Summer 1971 Issue — This issue of Film Comment tackles Murnau – in addition to Welles and Ophuls – and provides insightful essays on each of his films. Molly Haskell wrote the essay discussing Sunrise.

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