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    The Passion of Joan of Arc (ACE, 1928). French Grande (47.25" X 62.5") R. Marcos Artwork.
    Lauded as a masterpiece from the very first day of its release, Carl Theodore Dreyer's portrayal of France's beloved saint blends history with daring cinematography in a way never seen before in motion pictures. Rather than focusing on Joan of Arc's visions and victories like so many other adaptations, the director spent a year and a half poring over the court records of the heroine's actual trial to accurately tell the latter half of her tragic tale. His attention to detail wasn't limited to just the narrative material, but extended to an elaborate concrete set, refusing the actors' use of makeup, and, most importantly, the camera work and lighting. This was where the picture truly broke new ground using innovative angles and closeups for dramatic effect, and utilizing high contrast lighting on the English antagonists to enhance every bump and blemish on their faces. This illustration by R. Marcos carries over that technique in this stunning poster, with its use of bold blocks of color. Hailing from the film's country-of-origin, this very rare grande had restoration work to fold wear and separation, tears, and paper loss in the borders and folds. The background and borders have been airbrushed, and there were a few ink censorship stamps towards the top that are no longer visible. Very Good on Linen.


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