Carl Meyer
German Scriptwriter

(1894-1944)

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Austrian-born German scriptwriter

Graz, Austria 1894 - London 1944

    Carl Meyer started his film career in 1919 with the scripts for the two archetypal expressionist films, Das Cabinet des Dr Caligari/The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1920, co-author Hans Janowitz) and Genuine (1920), both directed by Robert Wiene. After these successes, his name became more closely associated with psychological dramas such as Hintertreppe/Backstairs (1921), Scherben/Shattered (1921), and Sylvester (1923) which helped initiate the Kammerspielfilm.

    After collaborating with F. W. Murnau on Der letzte Mann/The Last Laugh (1924), Sunrise (1927, US) and Four Devils (1929, US), Mayer returned to Europe, first to France, where he co-wrote Paul Czinner's Melo (1932), and later to Britain, where his consultancy on Pygmalion (1938), the docimentary The Fourth Estate (1939) and Major Barbara (1941) was uncredited.




    Because he was 'writing films' rather than merely writing for film, Mayer is not adequately described as 'scriptwriter' and it seems clear that the extraordinary detailed specifications he gave did guide the hands and eyes of directors, cameramen and set designers.

    Other films include: Brandherd (1920); Der Gang in die Nacht (1920); Die Strabe (1923); Tartuff (1926)



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olivia de havilland | humphrey bogart | howard hawks | frank capra | charlie chaplin | lauren bacall | fritz lang
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