History Film / ThePassionOfJoanOfArc

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. film[[/note]].
10th Jul '15 1:35:48 PM twilicorn
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* GrailInTheGarbage: Was thought to be a lost movie until a nearly perfect print was found in an insane asylum.
16th Mar '15 9:36:45 PM Quag15
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[[UsefulNotes/Patron Saints Joan 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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[[UsefulNotes/Patron Saints Joan [[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]].
5th Mar '15 4:04:29 PM vifetoile
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Joan 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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[[UsefulNotes/Patron Saints Joan of Arc 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]].
5th Mar '15 4:01:35 PM vifetoile
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* JeanneDArchetype: Ur example.
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* JeanneDArchetype: Ur example.Joan of Arc is the UrExample, but this film, by itself, [[SubvertedTrope does not show the trope.]] Instead, it's more like a {{Deconstruction}} PlayedForDrama -- after breaking the laws of man in the name of God, the brilliant and brave visionary girl is captured by the enemy, nearly broken by interrogation, and finally, brutally executed.
15th Jan '15 2:37:28 PM MrThorfan64
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* BeingGoodSucks: Boy, does it ever.
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* BeingGoodSucks: Boy, does it ever. ever. * BookDumb: Joan can't read and needs help signing her "confession".

* CorruptChurch: The Bishop of Beauvais.
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* CorruptChurch: The Bishop of Beauvais. Averted by several of the Priests, who try to help her.
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