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The Last Laugh [DVD Boxset] [Restored Deluxe Edition]

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 2 discs
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • One of the most brilliant of all German silent films, F.W. Murnau's THE LAST LAUGH uses a constantly moving and subjective camera to capture the emotional anguish of a man whose life is suddenly devoid of meaning. Because of his age, an elderly doorman at a hotel finds himself ignominiously demoted to washroom attendant. Particularly galling to the poor man is the loss of his uniform, which gives him pride and prestige. Crestfallen, he spends the day wandering the city, getting drunk and dreaming of suicide, mourning the loss of his dignity, and trying desperately to hang on to a shred of hope.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 6332

  • Credits
    Emil Jannings, Hermann Vallentin, Maly Delschaft, Emilie Kurz, Hans Unterkirchner, Olaf Storm
  • Critic Reviews
    "...A study in contrasts....Somehow it all works..." -- Rating: A-
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...It is certainly the film that made the most spectacular early use of movement....Murnau's technical mastery makes all of his films exciting to see..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "German director F.W. Murnau's second masterpiece is the film that liberated silent pictures from title cards..."
    USA Today

    "[A] masterpiece of psychological acuity. It's also a masterclass in screen acting by Emil Jannings..."
    Sight and Sound

    "A masterpiece of the German silent cinema....[Featuring] Murnau's innovative camera movements: sustained tracking and crane shots with a marvelous fluidity that helped establish an aesthetic alternative to the American montage style..."
    New York Times

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