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Joan of Arc (1900)

Jeanne d'Arc (original title)
Not Rated | | Short, Drama, History | 11 November 1900 (USA)
A divinely inspired peasant woman becomes an army captain for France and then is martyred after she is captured.

Director:

Georges Méliès

Writers:

Georges Méliès (screenplay), Georges Méliès (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Jeanne Calvière Jeanne Calvière ... Joan of Arc (uncredited)
Jehanne d'Alcy Jehanne d'Alcy ... Joan's Mother / Lady at Vaucouleurs / Lady at Orléans (uncredited)
Georges Méliès ... Joan's Father / Joan's Uncle / Robert de Baudricourt / Beggar / Soldier / Jailer / Wood Carrier (uncredited)
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Storyline

Miraculously salvaged in 1982, this grand hand-tinted cinematographic epic in twelve superb static tableaux marks the great Georges Méliès's second cinematic triumph after his classic fairy-tale adaptation of Cinderella (1899). Although the introductory scene which establishes the young Joan as a humble peasant maiden is forever lost, the film still manages to portray Joan of Arc as a saint and France's national hero, through the use of theatrical long shots, experimental medium shots where the action is, and gradual dissolves. Starting off with the seraphic visitation by Archangel Michael, St. Margaret and St. Catherine, a 13-year-old Joan accepts a divine call to arms against her parents' will, as she boldly crosses the iron gates of Vaucouleur, convincing Captain Robert de Baudricourt to grand his permission to lead an army. Next, as Charles VII is crowned King of France in the magnificent Reims Cathedral after the decisive victory at Orléans, the brutal Siege of Compiègne and ... Written by Nick Riganas

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Genres:

Short | Drama | History

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Release Date:

11 November 1900 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Joan of Arc See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Star-Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Color:

Color (hand-colored)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Cool Sets
3 November 2018 | by MisterSisterFisterSee all my reviews

This was pretty good. The coloring was nice, the sets were awesome and the battle and execution scenes were cool, too. It does get a little boring at the beginning, but overall, its pretty sweet.


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