Edison Company, with Alfred Clark and William Heisse, was the first to film the "burning" of Joan of Arc. It was not so much about the burning as about the torture, or lynching(something Clark explored in other films), she was submitted to at the stake. This is why, when shown in Spain and Portugal, it was known as "The Torture of Joan of Arc"(O suplício de Joana d’Arc, Suplício de Juana d’Arc). A copy of the 18 seconds long film is preserved in the Library and Archives of Canada in Ottawa and some images at the Center Jeanne d'Arc in Orléans. The film was part of a series of "sensational historical paintings" of famous capital executions that Clark and Heisse were hired to produce.
Joan Of Arc (1895)
(Alternative) Burning of Joan of Arc
(Short) Death Scene
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