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City Girl [DVD] [1930]

4.7 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Charles Farrell, Mary Duncan
  • Directors: F.W. Murnau
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Eureka
  • DVD Release Date: 11 April 2011
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,508 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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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 directed and influencing filmmakers such as Terrence Malick and Jean Vigo. SPECIAL FEATURES: * New to DVD, a restored high-definition transfer of the silent version by 20th Century Fox * A new score, composed and arranged in 2008 by Christopher Caliendo * Exclusive full-length audio commentary by film scholar David Kalat * 40-page illustrated booklet with new writing and reprints

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