Jeanne d'Arc (1903)
|Director||Jacques de Fouchécour|
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Father Jacques de Fouchécour created in 1903 a film about Jeanne d'Arc for "Le Bonne Presse", a Catholic publishing house. It was a show probably consisting of glass slides, explanatory sermons with music, and then some film clips in order for the audience to relive the scene. The show consisted of three parts, "The Virgin"(la viegre), "The Heroine"(l'héroïne), and "The Martyr"(la martyre) accompanied by music. Since the film was Catholic made, it is more like a hagiography, and show the King of Reims exalt Jeanne in his coronation. Other scenes in this lost film are Jeanne taken prisoner in Compiègne and Jeanne tried and burned in Rouen. The slide parts of the show was probably more extensive than the film part as the production of slides was much cheaper.