The Last Laugh

Dir. F W Murnau, German & English intertitles, Germany, 1925

Sun 1 February 2015 // 19:30 / Cinema

starring Emil Jannings (who will feature later in the season as the diabolist Mephisto in Murnau's Faust) as a proud doorman who unfairly suffers a demotion, ostracisation and an ensuing spiral of grief, notable for the masterful technicalities (the first tracking shot) and emotional depth created by cinematographer Karl Freund and director score by the tasteless colourblind tone deaf butter fingered concrete footed dorkestra PHALLICTITE