Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (also known as Sunrise) is an American film from 1927 directed by F. W. Murnau. The story was adapted by Carl Mayer from the short story Die Reise nach Tilsit by Hermann Sudermann. Sunrise won an Academy Award for Unique and Artistic Production at the first ever Oscar ceremony in 1929. In 1989, this film was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in their National Film Registry. In a 2002 critics' poll for the British Film Institute, Sunrise was named the seventh-best film in the history of motion pictures; in 2007, the film was chosen #82 on the 10th anniversary update of the American Film Institute's 100 Years... 100 Movies list of great films. This film is one of the first with a soundtrack of music and sound effects recorded in then-new Fox Movietone sound-on-film system.

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