The Passion of Joan of Arc

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The Passion of Joan of Arc Film Series #1 The film The Passion of Joan of Arc begins during the trial of Joan of Arc. This assumes that the viewer has some background knowledge of Joan of Arc’s story. However, even without such knowledge a critical and interested viewer would be able to discern what is happening throughout the movie. A draw-back and a highlight of the film is that it is a silent, black & white film from the 1920s. Not many casual movie watchers would find this film interesting or even note-worthy in comparison to other black & whites or silent films. For an analytical movie watcher this film can defiantly be rated with Casablanca and Citizen Kane. In The Passion of Joan of Arc , Joan is a nineteen year old, illiterate French peasant girl who is being tried by the top Catholic clerics for heresy. For all of these limitations, she keeps her wits and refuses to sign a confession of heresy until she has been verbally and physically harassed to complete corporeal exhaustion. Even then she
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This essay was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course CORE 1011 taught by Professor Thoms during the Fall '07 term at Seton Hall.

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