Fritz Arno Wagner

Director of photography, Cameraman
While attending the Academy of Fine Art in Paris, Wagner clerked at the Pathe film company, where he nurtured his interest in cinematography. He was dispatched to New York as a newsreel cameraman and, in 1919, was ... Read more »
Born: 12/05/1889 in Germany

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (3)

Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse 1932 (Movie)

(Photography)

Nosferatu 1921 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Destiny 1920 (Movie)

(Photography)

Biography

While attending the Academy of Fine Art in Paris, Wagner clerked at the Pathe film company, where he nurtured his interest in cinematography. He was dispatched to New York as a newsreel cameraman and, in 1919, was enlisted by Decla-Bioscop of Berlin to shoot features. Along with Karl Freund, Wagner became Germany's leading cinematographer of the 1920s and 30s, a master of the moody, Gothic lighting that characterized the expressionist movement. Among his finest achievements are Murnau's "Nosferatu" (1922) and Lang's "Spione" (1928); notable sound films include Pabst's "Westfront 1918" (1930) and "Kameradschaft" (1931) and Lang's "M" (1931).

EDUCATION

University of Leipzig

Academie des Beaux-Arts

Paris

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