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  1. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film The Trial of Joan of Arc

    Not to be confused with “The Passion of Joan of Arc,” which really shouldn’t be that difficult due to the very Bresson lack of passion in the performances. Despite this I found said performances, especially Florence Delay as Joan, to be powerful in their own way.

  2. FISCHER's rating of the film The Trial of Joan of Arc

    D'après les minutes précieusement conservées du fameux procès de Rouen et les témoignages de la session de réhabilitation survenu vingt-cinq ans plus tard, la vision de Robert Bresson sur le dramatique fait divers judiciaire de la pucelle d'Orléans ..... www.cinefiches.com

  3. Mohammad Ebrahimian's rating of the film The Trial of Joan of Arc

  4. En Sangers Bøn's rating of the film The Trial of Joan of Arc

    Minimal and powerful. Florence Delay leaves me speechless here. Best adapatation of this "roman national" despite it covers only the trial episod. My favorite about the life, death and faith of Joan of Arc. The versions by Dreyer then by Rivette come in second and third position.

  5. L'immoralistee's rating of the film The Trial of Joan of Arc

  6. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film The Trial of Joan of Arc

    A diferencia de la versión de Dreyer, Bresson le otorga a la historia de la mártir un aire documental. La objetividad con que el francés descubre la sensibilidad de Juana, la postra en un estado de fragilidad. Mientras que Dreyer magnimiza e inmola con una serie de primeros planos a la protagonista, Bresson prefiere contemplar a cierta distancia. Es además importante la fuerza dialéctica, algo imposible en el silente

  7. Warren Spratley's rating of the film The Trial of Joan of Arc

  8. El Biffo's rating of the film The Trial of Joan of Arc

    Bresson is excellent, always, but it is impossible to not compare this to Dreyer's PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC, also solely focused on her trial, which is one of the great masterpieces of cinema. This is essentially a re-make of that silent film. Better that the story be told with mostly images, all the talking detracts from the story instead of adding to it. The transcripts of the trial are available for anyone to read.

  9. Loud Rocks's rating of the film The Trial of Joan of Arc

  10. trugschluss's rating of the film The Trial of Joan of Arc

  11. santiago alzate botero's rating of the film The Trial of Joan of Arc

  12. filmcapsule's rating of the film The Trial of Joan of Arc

    A workmanlike and stripped down version of Joan of Arc that replaces the faces of passion and pathos in Dreyer’s film with words of precision and poise. In particular, Bresson emphasizes the rhythm of the process (questions and answers; walking to and from the cell) and the mechanisms impacting Joan. Still, Bresson's atomization of sound and image doesn’t illuminate as profoundly as it does in Pickpocket.

  13. TFCHooligan69's rating of the film The Trial of Joan of Arc

    My preference lies with Dreyer's masterpiece, but that's certainly not a slight on Bresson's achievement. Both works are astounding in their own right.

  14. Conquest of Gaul's rating of the film The Trial of Joan of Arc

    haven't seen this yet but became particularly fascinated by it after viewing Dreyer's Le Passion de Jean D'Arc and have desired to see it since.

  15. Swag Yolo's rating of the film The Trial of Joan of Arc

    The worst feature from Bresson. Still, it's very nice.

  16. Burcu's rating of the film The Trial of Joan of Arc

    "Asked if she knew she was in God's grace, she answered: 'If I am not, may God put me there; and if I am, may God so keep me.'"

  17. Kamran's rating of the film The Trial of Joan of Arc

    The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962), with its few settings, minimal action, and plenty of dialogue, reads more like a play than a film. Still, it retains Bresson’s particular formal style; in many ways, the extreme minimalism makes one more acutely aware of Bresson’s filmic tendencies. Read More: http://aestheticsofthemind.wordpress.com/2012/04/12/the-trial-of-joan-of-arc-proces-de-jeanne-darc/

  18. Miki Brunou's rating of the film The Trial of Joan of Arc

    Totally unnecessary rendition of a perfect film. The only even remotely impressive thing concerning this remake is the artistic hubris that obviously conceived it.

  19. comeandsee's rating of the film The Trial of Joan of Arc

    the only way that bresson could get away with dismissing dreyer's earlier film, would be if he topped it. and good thing he did. it is bare, stripped back and simple, but also a masterpiece. the non actors are all amazing, you could hardly tell the difference. his editing and composition is a master at the top. when it comes to religion in cinema, bresson must be the king.

  20. Matthew_Lucas's rating of the film The Trial of Joan of Arc

    Robert Bresson responded to what he called "grotesque buffooneries" of Carl Dreyer's THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC with this sparse, minimalist take on Joan's trial and execution, and in the process sapped all the energy and emotion out of her sacrifice. Dreyer's film is an overwhelming cinematic experience, Bresson's feels almost rote and truncated. Minimalism is a legitimate approach, but here it feels arrogant.

  21. Lars Ole Kristiansen's rating of the film The Trial of Joan of Arc

    Sometimes it can be quite difficult to see the greatness of Bresson. His version of Jeanne D'Arc is simple, probably transcendent. But is that necessarily a good thing? This film is quite bautiful, but also slight. Too simple, maybe? Absolutely nothing compared to Dreyer. C+

  22. Bubi girl's rating of the film The Trial of Joan of Arc

    Dreyer's Jeanne is still my all time.. though this one goes second

  23. chanandre's rating of the film The Trial of Joan of Arc

    [Cinémathèque PT #377: 35 mm] (2006)

  24. All Is Grace's rating of the film The Trial of Joan of Arc

    Trial of the Joan of Arc exactly contrasts Dreyer's Passion of the Joan of Arc. The movie runs at one hour approximately, but feels like 2 hours, due to having only the vital elements and being free of all unnecessary parts. 5 stars out of 5.

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