Lured to Hollywood by producer William Fox, German Expressionist filmmaker F.W. Murnau created one of the silent cinema’s final and most luminous masterpieces. The ultimate a part of Yasujiro Ozu’s loosely related ‘Noriko’ trilogy is a devastating story of elderly grandparents brushed aside by their self-involved family. Given extraordinary freedom by Hollywood studio RKO for his debut movie, boy wonder Welles created a modernist masterpiece that’s frequently voted the most effective movie ever made. A former detective with a concern of heights is hired to observe a girl apparently possessed by the previous in Alfred Hitchcock’s timeless thriller about obsession.
Working with his largest budget thus far, Jean-Luc Godard created a elegant widescreen drama about marital breakdown, set during pre-manufacturing on a film shoot. Hollywood’s troubled transition from silent to talking photos at the end of the Nineteen Twenties supplied the inspiration for perhaps the best of movie musicals.
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