A Few Words About A few words about... Joan of Arc

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  1. Robert Harris

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    Image Entertainment has Victor Fleming's 1948 Joan of Arc set for release May 18th.

    Available for the first time in its complete 146 minute version, the new DVD is a good-looking representation of the work done by UCLA in restoring this three-strip Technicolor production.

    Recommended.
     
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    Good news... [​IMG]

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    So many films, so little time...
     
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    I am not familiar with this version of the Joan of Arc story. I am not impressed by either of the recent ones; is this one significantly better?
     
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    I have never seen this before either.

    Who portrays Joan of Arc ?
     
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    Ingrid Bergman is Joan.

    Oscar, I heard about the explosion in Glasgow. I hope you and yours are safe.
     
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    Well it was nominated for a ton of Oscars, including a nod to Ingrid Bergman in the title role (she did not win). It did win for cinematography and design.

    As far as the best ‘Joan’ goes—for me that is clearly Dreyer’s silent, The Passion of Joan of Arc. Many critics place the acting of Renée Falconetti as one of the defining moments of cinema, regardless of era.

    Thanks for the heads-up Robert. I’m glad to know that this has a good transfer. I’ve not seen this since the 50s.
     

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