Saturday, December 15, 2007

The Passion Of Joan Of Arc

Carl Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc is available in its entirety on YouTube. This is a really great and engaging movie, even if you don't often watch silent films. If you have 80 minutes with nothing to do I suggest you watch it.
A few warnings: There is no soundtrack. Choose your own and play it in the background. The Mulholland Drive soundtrack would probably work or anything by Scott Walker.
Also, there are a few title cards in French with no subtitles, but that doesn't really matter. It's just the story of Joan of Arc and it's pretty simple to follow even without being able to read French. Just watch Maria Falconetti's face. One of the great performances in film history. Enjoy.

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