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The Passion of Joan of Arc (Criterion Collection Spine #62) (1928)

2 Ratings: 3.5
Classics movie directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer

Carl Dreyer'sThe Passion of Joan of Arcis as truly mythic as any film ever shot, its artistic achievement rivaled by its turbulent history. The focal point of controversy when released in 1928, the original film was lost for a half-century until … see full wiki

Genre: Classics
2 reviews about The Passion of Joan of Arc (Criterion Collection...
review by . October 12, 2009
Off and on for YEARS, I would hear about the film THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC. While I am an avid movie fan and enjoy ALL kinds of films, I don't truly consider myself a film "scholar" and I always put the movie on my "see it some day" list. After all, it was made in 1927, so surely it could wait!!    Well, I finally watched in, on the Criterion Collection DVD...and I'm glad I didn't wait any longer. I'll say right now that this was NOT a life-changing event or anything that shook …
review by . March 30, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
'The Passion of Joan of Arc' differs from expectations of a silent film. Not having any reading material, I am going out on a limb and say it was innovative for its time. Maria Falconetti plays Joan with intensity, conveying courage, fear, and fragileness with expertise througout. The Inquisition are presented as smug and patronizing, making the drama even more realistic. Director Carl Theodor Dreyer skillfully interweves shots that broaden the film, and his attention to details is ground breaking. …
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