“The Passion of Joan of Arc” – Nathan’s Movie Challenge, Week 20
“Even though you torture my soul out of my body, I shall confess nothing…”
I don’t get it. I really don’t. About all I can say is that it was pretty well lit. Other than that, I struggled to enjoy it, or even stay awake to finish it. At least I can say I’ve seen it, I guess. I like Modern Times, Nosferatu, and Dr. Caligari… so it’s not just because it’s a silent film.
It would probably work best (for me) as a modern art video piece – projected huge on a white wall in a dark gallery where you could see every pore of every face. As a movie, it just doesn’t do it for me.
The Passion of Joan of Arc was at the time of this review at #21 on my Flickchart list of shame (ranked #91 among the best films of all time). Here’s how it entered my chart:
The Passion of Joan of Arc vs. End of Days
I actually really like End of Days. I want to see it again. Can’t say the same for Joan.
The Passion of Joan of Arc vs. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
Even though it’s been some time since I’ve seen it, I do remember thinking this one wasn’t that bad.
The Passion of Joan of Arc vs. Pocahontas
Not a top-tier Disney film, but it has its merits.
The Passion of Joan of Arc vs. Beethoven
Yes. That’s correct. I prefer a Charles Grodin dog movie to a critically-acclaimed silent film.
The Passion of Joan of Arc vs. Space Jam
I’m not a basketball guy. Bugs Bunny still wins.
The Passion of Joan of Arc vs. Superbad
I can’t believe that I prefer Superbad, but I do.
The Passion of Joan of Arc vs. Persona
The Passion of Joan of Arc vs. Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
All right. Not that bad.
The Passion of Joan of Arc vs. Breathless
Yeah, as much as I dislike Breathless, it’s still more interesting.
The Passion of Joan of Arc is now ranked #1415 out of 1417 movies on my Best Movies of All-Time chart.
The last film up is The Best Years of Our Lives. In the meantime, check out the other films I’ve ranked during the challenge.