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Joan of Arc (1900)

Jeanne d'Arc (original title)
A divinely inspired peasant woman becomes an army captain for France and then is martyred after she is captured.

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A divinely inspired peasant woman becomes an army captain for France and then is martyred after she is captured.

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Joan of Arc
28 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Joan Of Arc (1900)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

aka Jeanne d'Arc

Breathtaking version of the classic story tells the life and death of the one and only Joan of Arc. This film is unique for many different reasons including the fact that it runs ten minutes long, which certainly wasn't common for the day. Another unique factor is that the entire film was hand colored and this is where the true beauty of the movie comes into play. The colors of the film are downright brilliantly done and makes other color films from this period look quite poor. The red colors of the dresses and the bright lime colors are beautiful to look at. The story is also told through narration and this is another plus as it's able to tell us a lot about what we're watching and it also points out the various roles being played by Melies. This film holds up incredibly well today and is one that would probably be enjoyed by plenty of kids who wouldn't normally watch a film from 1900.


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