Execution Of Joan Of Arc (1898)
Original title: Exécution de Jeanne d'Arc
(Original) Exécution de Jeanne d'Arc
(Short) Jeanne d'Arc
(DVD, 2007) Flicker Alley
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Joan of Arc is brought before Bishop Cauchon and then installed at the stake. It was first shown in Lyon on November 20, 1898. The director was Georges Hatot, who back then specialized in taking famous historical paintings and turning them into one scene films. Shot in black and white and then later colored, as is the version you find on YouTube.
|Marcel Jambon||-||Production Design (Decorator)|
This one scene is the most rememberable moment in the life of a saint, where she is put to death on a stake as a martyr. To be fair, the film does not actually show her burning but ends right before, but still - it tries to focus on this particular point of interest, maybe in order to bring a bit of shock to the audience at the time. It is well done, and the coloring is absolutely wonderful of the time(meaning it was probably colored this way later). Also, it seems like the movie in its short running time tries to press inn many events, like the trial, the judgment, and the execution at the same time, and understandably so - it has to tell a longer story, just like a picture. Only a few years later, in 1900, a longer movie of Joan Of Arc was made.