TABU (Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, 1931)

World-traveling U.S. documentarian Robert J. Flaherty and German filmmaker F. W. Murnau, transplanted to Hollywood, partnered in the late 1920s to escape studio interference. Their first project would be Tabu, but Murnau took over the direction, although both kept working on the script throughout the film’s production. Murnau died one week before the film’s premiere. […]