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Joan of Arc (1948) was a Drama - Drama Film directed by Victor Fleming and produced by Walter Wanger.

Academy Awards 1948 --- Ceremony Number 21 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActorJosé FerrerNominated
Best ActressIngrid BergmanNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Richard Day; Set Decoration: Edwin Casey Roberts, Joseph KishNominated
Best CinematographyJoseph Valentine, William V. Skall, Winton HochWon
Best Costume DesignDorothy Jeakins, KarinskaWon
Best Film EditingFrank SullivanNominated
Best Music - ScoringHugo FriedhoferNominated
Special AwardTo Walter Wanger for distinguished service to the industry in adding to its moral stature in the world community by his production of the picture Joan of Arc.Won
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The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)

By Beatrice on Nov 11, 2017 From Flickers in Time

The Trial of Joan of Arc?(Proc?s de Jeanne d’Arc) Directed by Robert Bresson Written by Robert Bresson from the transcript of the trial 1962/France Agnes Delahaie Productions First viewing/FilmStruck As with many of Bresson’s films, this is slow going but beautiful. Most of the dial... Read full article


Sight and Sound Top 250 – #009 The Passion of Joan of Arc (1927)

By Michael on Sep 21, 2015 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

Continuing our voyage throught the most recent Sight and Sound Top 250 Movies of All Time list, this time around, it’s #9 on the list, Carl Theodore Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc. And as always I’ll just note that for those just joining us, you can find a full introduction to... Read full article


Joana D’Arc / Joan of Arc (1948)

By L? on Aug 28, 2015 From Critica Retro

Joana D’Arc / Joan of Arc (1948) O filme nem precisa come?ar para termos certeza de que estamos assistindo a uma obra do diretor Victor Fleming. ? um filme longo (145 minutos!) e os atores nos s?o apresentados em uma lista muito semelhante ? que aparece no in?cio de “E o Vento Lev... Read full article


The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 9, 2014 From 4 Star Films

As cliche as it will sound this is one of those films that transcends the years for me. It is still that powerful after so many decades. Using low angles and numerous close ups Carl Theodor Dreyer pulled me into this story early on. It was tense and claustrophobic causing the viewer to become emotio... Read full article


The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 9, 2014 From 4 Star Films

As cliche as it will sound, this is one of those films that transcends the years for me. It is still that powerful after so many decades. Using low angles and numerous close ups Carl Theodor Dreyer pulled me into this story early on. It was tense and claustrophobic causing the viewer to become emoti... Read full article


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Quotes from

Joan of Arc: My gentle Dauphin, it is you I seek, for I have come a long way to find you and no other can take your place. God has spoken to me through His messengers, and it is His will that I come to aid you and that you be King of France.


Joan of Arc: I see it so clearly now - my "victory" is my martyrdom. My "escape" - my death.


Joan of Arc: [Joan pleads that the siege be continued] We need only to go forward, and the fort is ours!
La Hire: If she wants to attack - we attack.


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Facts about

Maxwell Anderson's play, "Joan of Lorraine", from which this film was adapted, is a play-within-a-play, and its plot not only relates the story of Joan of Arc but also shows the effect that Joan's story has on an acting company that is performing it, especially the actress playing the leading role. Ingrid Bergman had wanted to retain the play's structure for the film, but the studio thought the idea was uncinematic and would not appeal to moviegoers, so the Joan of Arc scenes were expanded by Anderson and Andrew Solt, and the film's plot was altered to tell only the story of Joan. The title was also changed to the more easily identifiable "Joan of Arc". In contrast to "Joan of Lorraine", in which all the actors played two or more roles, the majority of actors in "Joan of Arc" played only one role. However, quite a bit of Anderson's original stage dialogue was retained for the film.
This film was a dream project of Ingrid Bergman, who had tried for years to have it produced.
Three people associated with the film died prematurely less than six months after its release - actor Roman Bohnen, who played Joan's uncle, director Victor Fleming, and cinematographer Joseph A. Valentine.
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