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City Girl: The Masters of Cinema Series

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Certificate: PG
Running Time: 89
Retail Price: £24.99
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Content Type: Movie

After the visual fireworks of Sunrise and the now-lost splendour of 4 Devils, F.W. Murnau turned his attention to this vivid, painterly study of an impulsive and fragile marriage among the wheatfields of Minnesota.

During a brief stay in Chicago, innocent farmer's son Lem falls for and weds Kate, a hard-bitten but lonely waitress. Upon bringing her home at the start of harvest time, the honeymoon soon turns into a claustrophobic struggle as they contend with the bitter scorn of his father and the invasive, leering jealousy of the farm's labouring community.

Tenderly romantic and tough-minded in equal measure, City Girl is one of cinema's great pastorals, featuring some of the most delicate performances Murnau ever filmed and influencing directors such as Terrence Malick and Jean Vigo. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Murnau's penultimate film in a glorious high-definition transfer.

Special Features:
• Restored high-definition 20th Century Fox restoration of the silent version
• A new score, composed and arranged in 2008 by Christopher Caliendo
• Full-length audio commentary by film scholar David Kalat
• 40-page illustrated booklet with new writing and reprints

Video Tracks:
Full Frame 1.19:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital 5.1 Music Only

Directed By:
F.W. Murnau

Written By:

Charles Farrell
Mary Duncan
David Torrence
Edith Yorke
Anne Shirley
Tom McGuire
Richard Alexander

Soundtrack By:
Christopher Caliendo

Director of Photography:
Ernest Palmer

H.H. Caldwell
Katherine Hilliker

Costume Designer:
Sophie Wachner

Production Designer:
Edgar G. Ulmer

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The Masters of Cinema Series

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