Sunday, February 05, 2006

"Sunrise" over Super Bowl

If you're not planning on watching the Super Bowl, Turner Classic Movies has a wonderful option. Watch FW Murnau's "Sunrise".

"One would hesitate to call any film the finest of its era," wrote William K. Everson in his influential book American Silent Film, "though as a climax to the art of silent film, one could certainly defend that statement if it were applied to Sunrise."

As a rare gem, Sunrise also lends itself well to taping for your archives. Great film, great director.