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City Girl - Dual Format (Blu-ray+DVD) [Masters of Cinema] 
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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 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 HD transfer.
SPECIAL DUAL FORMAT EDITION
- A ravishing new high-definition transfer of the Fox silent version restoration
- A new 2008 score (2.0, 5.1) composed and arranged by Christopher Caliendo
- Exclusive full-length audio commentary by film scholar David Kalat
- A 28-page booklet with writing by Adrian Danks and rare production stills
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City Girl was released in 1930, just as the silent film began to fall into rapid decline with the advent of the 'talkies'. However, by this time Murnau really was a master of his craft, having cut his teeth with 1922's eerie 'Nosferatu', by the time he released 'Sunrise' six years later he had cemented his position as one of the world's most important (not to mention successful) filmakers. It was also, tragically, his penultimate film, as he was to die in a car crash the following year. Comparisons with 'Sunrise', then, are unfair, as Murnau wanted to create a different kind of film here.
The story is a simple one. A farmer's son, Lem, is sent to the city to sell the families' harvest of wheat. Whilst on his eye-opening business trip, he meets Kate, a cafe worker. A wonderful sequence ensures, resulting in the girl being taken back to the farm with Lem as his wife. However, Lem's uncompromising father is deeply suspicious of this city girl, and the film follows Kate's attempts to become accepted by the father. The early interchanges between Kate and Lem are beautiful, and the scene with them playfully running through the wheatfields ahead of meeting Lem's family is one of the purest, happiest scenes ever committed to film.
This film is a great starting point for anyone interested in silent cinema - there are title cards throughout, and with a fantastic soundtrack recorded in 2008, it is easy to forget you are watching a film 80 years old. The 1080p transfer by Masters of Cinema is truly breathtaking, I guarantee that only a few years ago no one would have ever imagined a film of this vintage could look so good. The image is clear and vivid, and really does give the impression of playing the original nitrate film through a projector, so stunningly sharp is the picture. Words can't do it justice - this really should be seen to be believed. It's no wonder Eureka Entertainment decided not to release this on DVD, the Blu-ray is that good. The menus continue the theme of quality, depicting a number of stills from the film. As far as extras go, there is a fantastic commentary by David Kalat, who obviously knows the subject inside out. Though I thought this would be a very dry commentary, I was pleasantly surprised - this interesting and informative commentary provides detail on everything you would want to know about the film. There is also a booklet inside, containing essays and some stills from the film.
If you are already a fan of silent film, you will undoubtedly know of Murnau, and the quality of both the film and the transfer are both high enough for me to unreservedly recommend this title. If, however, you are new to silent cinema, this is an excellent place to start, and this release really does breath new life into this vintage classic.
As usual with Masters of Cinema silent releases, the film is presented sensitevely restored with a very suitible score, accompanying the images with a nice country twang.
Thankfully, all of the films listed have been released on DVD and are all worth seeing. "City Girl" is a beautiful film despite it's flaws, which were not Murnau's fault. As is known, the studio demanded that sound sequences be added to the film, and took final cut away from him. The silent version of this film seems to be the only one still available, and comes the closest to what he originally wanted.
The Masters of Cinema series similarly issued a Blu-ray of Murnau's "Sunrise." Both were licensed from 20th Century-Fox and were issued in a big DVD box here in the U.S. But Blu-ray makes the difference; both films are luminous. You don't get much better than this given the source material and the age. And even better: they are region-free, so they play on my Blu-ray player which is region 1.
If you love silent films, "City Girl" belongs in your collection. I recommend it without hesitation.
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