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6a002a PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC linen French 1p '28 Carl Theodor Dreyer classic, cool art by Alboris!

Date Sold 7/16/2009
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Linenbacked French One-Panel "Grande" Movie Poster (1p; measures approximately 47" x 63") (Learn More)

La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc (released in the U.S. in 1929 as "The Passion of Joan of Arc"), the classic 1928 Carl Theodor Dreyer French silent historical France religious biography ("An immortal screen classic that will live forever with Mlle. Falconetti, the world's most outstanding screen artist"; "English Dialogue by David Ross of Radio Fame"; of the trial of the famous French saint) starring Maria Falconetti (in the title role as Jeanne d'Arc/Joan of Arc), Eugene Silvain, Andre Berley, Maurice Schutz, Antonin Artaud, and Michel Simon. Note that director Carl Dreyer was Danish, but he went to France because he wanted to make films, and in the 1920s, there was a limited film industry. Before making this movie, he studied the actual transcripts of the trial, and used much of it in the movie. The movie was very controversial on its first release, especially because Dreyer was not French, and he was making this movie about France's beloved saint! After it was first released, the archbishop of Paris demanded several cuts, and the censors obliged, and Dreyer could not stop them. Then the original negative of the movie was destroyed in a fire! Dreyer created a new version of the movie by using outtakes and other unused footage, and then that version was destroyed in a different fire (making the origin of both fires very suspicious). In 1933, it was re-released in a 61-minute shorter version that included narration by radio star David Ross, and no intertitles at all. In 1961, Joseph-Marie Lo Duca found a copy of the negative of the second version, and he re-released it, which was great, but he added a score and subtitles instead of intertitles, and Dreyer was not happy with this version. Finally, years later, the Danish Film Indistute created a version of the movie that was a combination of all known versions, and which is considered most faithful to Dreyer's original version! This movie is rightfully considered one of the handful of greatest movies ever made (in 2012, it was voted the 9th best movie of all time in the Sight and Sound poll). The movie was believed lost for many years until 1984. Four years later, Dreyer went on to make "Vampyr", another movie that is hailed as a classic. But his difficulties in obtaining financing resulted in it taking 11 years until he made his next movie, "Day of Wrath", and another 12 years before he made "Ordet". Though he made fewer movies than almost any other major director, Dreyer is considered one of the most important film directors of all time!
Artist: Alboris
Important Added Info: Note that this is a rare "country of origin" poster for this French movie!

Condition: very good. The poster had tiny paper loss at the crossfolds and pretty minor wear on the borders. There was a 10" reverse L-shaped tear in the bottom of the girl's dress at lower left. There were areas of paper loss around the edges of the poster, but very fortunately, the paper loss was restricted to the blank borders (it just touches the edge of the girl's dress where the tear is, and touches the bottom of the letters at bottom left). There were small circular holes in the middle of the left and right of the poster and in the top corners (likely caused by pins being removed, but again, it was only blank paper affected!). Other than the paper loss around the blank borders, the poster was in pretty nice condition prior to linenbacking, especially considering the poster is 81 years old! The poster was expertly backed by a very talented restorer who filled in the missing areas and did slight touch up where needed along the foldlines. Personally, I think this poster should be hanging in a museum, but I certainly hope the new owner will prominently display it, and I am envious of that person!
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