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#1 benspo111

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 02:58 PM

I just saw this movie a few days ago and it was outstanding everything from the shot selections down to the editing was so modern and amazing for its time what do you all think if you have seen it?

definetly worth seeing if you havent!
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#2 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 01:10 AM

Is this film in theaters in the U.S. I've never heard of it. Sounds like a Passion of the Christ satire to me.
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#3 P.W. Shelton

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 03:23 AM

This is a great film by Carl Dreyer. Criterion has a collection of his works as well as The Passion of Joan of Arc on dvd. Check out Vampyre if you can, not very good as far as story goes but technically interesting, especially for the time it was made.
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#4 Sam Wells

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 09:24 AM

All Dreyer films are worth seeing. I haven't seen any of the ones earlier than Jeanne d' Arc (but some are out on DVD now) but Vampyr, Day Of Wrath, Ordet and Gertrude yes.

Day Of Wrath I saw from a preserved nitrate print - possibly the best looking B&W print I've ever seen.

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#5 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 09:57 PM

Hmm, I've heard of Vampyr and Gertrude but never the Passion of Joan of Ark. I'll check it out.
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#6 steve hyde

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 05:30 PM

I loved this film. I beleive great films are often born from great constraints. This one had many: one location and no sound - to name just two. Dreyer focused the camera on the eyes of Falconetti for almost the entire film and he succeeds in presenting a powerful and emotive story of injustice. In the current era of spectacle-driven high concept pictures, The Passion of Joan of Arc is a historical reminder that simplicity in cinema undervalued today.

Steve

edit: spelling error

Edited by steve hyde, 22 November 2005 - 05:31 PM.

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#7 Norbert Shieh

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 04:35 AM

Dreyer's definately one of the few silent film directors that made the transition over to sound beautifully.... I'd suggest viewing his later film "Ordet," which is just as powerful as "The Passion of Joan of Arc."
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