|F W Murnau
|"The Last Laugh" starring Olaf Storm, Hermann Vallentin, Maly Delschaft and Emil Jannings is released in the German Reich. The silent film features Murnau's pioneering 'unchained' camera technique, now known as a dolly shot, and one intertitle.
|Creation of Cinematic Film
|Working at Babelsberg next to a F Murnau shoot, Hitchcock discovers THE LAST LAUGH, an "almost the perfect film. It told its story even without subtitles, from beginning to end entirely by the use of imagery, and that had a tremendous influence on me."
|Particulars for The Last Laugh (film):
|German "chamber drama", films on psychological character, typically of working class
|an account of connected events
|Weimar Republic Culture
|the society, arts and sciences that in Germany between 1918 and 1933 Germany's defeat in World War I in 1918 and Hitler's rise to power in 1933
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