History Film / ThePassionOfJoanOfArc

27th Dec '16 10:01:20 PM jamespolk
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Famously, this film survives only due to [[FreakierThanFiction one single copy which was found in a closet in a Norwegian insane asylum]]. How strange is that?



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* FreakierThanFiction: This film was miraculously saved from complete oblivion by a spare copy kept in a closet in a Norwegian insane asylum. How strange is that?



* GrailInTheGarbage: Was thought to be a lost movie until a nearly perfect print was found in an insane asylum.



* LostInCharacter: There's a popular legend that [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren%C3%A9e_Jeanne_Falconetti Renee Jeanne "Maria" Falconetti]] had a nervous breakdown after completing filming and ended up in an insane asylum, convinced she really was Joan of Arc. In truth she suffered from mental problems over most of her life (to the point that she eventually killed herself in 1946), and she simply preferred stage acting rather than films.



* [[OneBookAuthor One Film Actor]]: Lead actress Maria Falconetti came from the stage first to act in ''La Comtesse de Somerive'' and then deliver one of cinema's most celebrated performances, then quit the film industry.



* SingleTear: One of the monks cries a single tear when Joan recants her confession, as he knows it will lead to her death.

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* SingleTear: One of the monks cries a single tear when Joan recants her confession, as he knows it will lead to her death. Joan herself sheds Single Tears on multiple occasions.
6th Nov '16 11:56:01 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* BigBad: The Bishop of Beauvais, HangingJudge of Joan's trial.



* TheHeroDies

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* TheHeroDiesTheHeroDies: Joan is burned at the stake.



* TheXOfY



27th Sep '16 4:54:14 PM Aeon1337
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* ForegoneConclusion: Just about anyone who at least has a passing familiarity with Joan of Arc's life will know exactly how it'll end for her.
2nd Jun '16 10:07:31 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* LastPlaceYouLook: The original negative was destroyed in a fire, and Dreyer died in 1968 thinking it was lost forever. Fast forward to 1981, when a nearly pristine copy was discovered in a closet in a Norwegian insane asylum of all places. What's more, it was delicate nitrate stock in a sealed can; if whoever discovered it had opened it up when they found it instead of calling in experts, it likely would have literally gone up in smoke then and there.
16th Apr '16 10:11:47 AM JulianLapostat
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A classic silent film from 1928, by Carl Theodore Dreyer. Generally considered one of the greatest films ever made (to the point of being named the ninth greatest film of all time in the 2012 Sight & Sound Critics' Poll), as well as considered to have one of the greatest filmed performances ever, given by Maria Falconetti[[note]] Interestingly, her prior work was in light stage comedies, and she never made another film[[/note]].

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A classic silent film from 1928, by Carl Theodore Dreyer.Creator/CarlTheodorDreyer. Generally considered one of the greatest films ever made (to the point of being named the ninth greatest film of all time in the 2012 Sight & Sound Critics' Poll), as well as considered to have one of the greatest filmed performances ever, given by Maria Falconetti[[note]] Interestingly, her prior work was in light stage comedies, and she never made another film[[/note]].
11th Jan '16 12:08:14 PM VenomLancerHae
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A classic silent film from 1928, by Carl Theodore Dreyer. Generally considered one of the greatest films ever made (to the point of being named the ninth greatest film of all time in thhe 2012 Sight & Sound Critics' Poll), as well as considered to have one of the greatest filmed performances ever, given by Maria Falconetti[[note]] Interestingly, her prior work was in light stage comedies, and she never made another film[[/note]].

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A classic silent film from 1928, by Carl Theodore Dreyer. Generally considered one of the greatest films ever made (to the point of being named the ninth greatest film of all time in thhe the 2012 Sight & Sound Critics' Poll), as well as considered to have one of the greatest filmed performances ever, given by Maria Falconetti[[note]] Interestingly, her prior work was in light stage comedies, and she never made another film[[/note]].
23rd Oct '15 7:23:00 AM RainFairy
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* LostInCharacter: There's a popular legend that [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren%C3%A9e_Jeanne_Falconetti Renee Jeanne "Maria" Falconetti]] had a nervous breakdown after completing filming and ended up in an insane asylum, convinced she really was Joan of Arc. In truth she suffered from mental problems over most of her life (to the point that she eventually killed herself in 1946), and she simply preferred stage acting rather than films.
1st Sep '15 10:16:11 AM deathmaster87
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* AcquittedTooLate: In real life, Joan was found innocent...25 years after she was convicted and burned alive.



* BookDumb: Joan can't read and needs help signing her "confession".

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* BookDumb: Joan can't read and needs help signing her "confession". She's also uneducated in theological minutia, which, in both real life and the film, is what leads to her conviction.



* BreakTheCutie: Penultimate example.

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* BreakTheCutie: Penultimate example. The ultimate example.



* DutchAngle

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* DutchAngleDutchAngle: Used by Dreyer several times in the film, usually to give the judges a more sinister apperance.



* FamousLastWords: Joan cries out "Jesus" when a monk holds a crucifix in her view as she is being burned.
* FreakierThanFiction: This film was saved from complete oblivion by a spare copy kept in a closet in a Norwegian insane asylum. How strange is that?

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* FamousLastWords: Joan cries out "Jesus" "Jesus!" when a monk holds a crucifix in her view as she is being burned.
* FreakierThanFiction: This film was miraculously saved from complete oblivion by a spare copy kept in a closet in a Norwegian insane asylum. How strange is that?



* PublicExecution

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* PublicExecutionPublicExecution: Which quickly leads to full-scale rioting.
1st Sep '15 10:11:41 AM deathmaster87
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A classic silent film from 1928, by Carl Theodore Dreyer. Generally considered one of the greatest films ever made (to the point of being named the ninth greatest film of all time in thhe 2012 Sight & Sound Critics' Poll), as well as considered to have one of the greatest filmed performances ever, given by Maria Falconetti[[note]] Interestingly, her prior work was in light stage comedies and she never made another film[[/note]].

[[UsefulNotes/PatronSaints Joan]] [[UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc of Arc]] is put on trial by the English. They attempt to get her to back down from her claims of holy visions. She refuses, and is eventually [[BurnTheWitch burned at the stake]].

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A classic silent film from 1928, by Carl Theodore Dreyer. Generally considered one of the greatest films ever made (to the point of being named the ninth greatest film of all time in thhe 2012 Sight & Sound Critics' Poll), as well as considered to have one of the greatest filmed performances ever, given by Maria Falconetti[[note]] Interestingly, her prior work was in light stage comedies comedies, and she never made another film[[/note]].

[[UsefulNotes/PatronSaints Joan]] [[UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc of Arc]] is put on trial by the English. They attempt to get her to back down from her claims of holy visions. She refuses, and is eventually [[BurnTheWitch burned at the stake]].
stake]]. The film's plotline is highly conventional, being adapted straight from the actual records of Joan of Arc's trial, and essentially serving as a highly condensed version of the real event. The film's real strengths come in the form of Dreyer's excellent direction, Falconetti's performance, and the fact that [[TearJerker you'll barely be able to see either of those things though all of your tears]].
1st Sep '15 10:07:39 AM deathmaster87
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A classic silent film from 1928, by Carl Theodore Dreyer. Generally claimed to have one of the greatest filmed performances ever, given by Maria Falconetti. Her prior work was in light stage comedies and she never made another film.

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A classic silent film from 1928, by Carl Theodore Dreyer. Generally claimed considered one of the greatest films ever made (to the point of being named the ninth greatest film of all time in thhe 2012 Sight & Sound Critics' Poll), as well as considered to have one of the greatest filmed performances ever, given by Maria Falconetti. Her Falconetti[[note]] Interestingly, her prior work was in light stage comedies and she never made another film.
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