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DVD: City Girl (1930) | reviews, news & interviews

DVD: City Girl (1930)

DVD: City Girl (1930)

FW Murnau masterpiece looks ever more beautiful in Blu-ray

Pump and thrust of a Chicago diner: Mary Duncan (left) is the gorgeous girl in 'City Girl'

I’ll confess it straightaway: I’m biased about this picture (as it surely would have been known in 1930) – wholly, shoutily in favour of it. I watched it last September at the Cambridge Film Festival on a big screen in Emmanuel College, with two pianists playing along, live, as this silent marvel told its really quite sophisticated story. I’d had no idea what to expect and came away mesmerised.

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Alcyona Mick's score for Murnau's Sunrise was magical - there's a clip here

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