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1928 - The Passion of Joan of Arc

1928 - The Passion of Joan of Arc

Fresh off the epic scale of Metropolis last episode, we dive into the staunchly realistic and nuance driven world of French icon Joan of Arc with Carl Theodor Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc. Much of the discussion revolves around Maria Falcobetti's impeccable, heartbreaking turn as the titular Joan. As usual our responses to the film vary, but we all resoundingly agree that Falcobetti's performance is of the caliber few ever achieve. We also touch on Dryer's use of close ups, how much history is required for a film about a historical figure, and those weird bowl haircuts where the guy is bald on top.

Song selections for this episode:

Lucas — Pretty Little Girl by blink-182

Nic — You Don’t Understand Me by The Raconteurs

John — Joan of Arc by Arcade Fire

Kyle — Little Smoke by This Will Destroy You

1929 - Man With a Movie Camera

1929 - Man With a Movie Camera

1927 - Metropolis

1927 - Metropolis