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    The Passion of Joan of Arc (Gaumont, 1928). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Many consider "The Passion of Joan of Arc" to be Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer's finest achievement. With documentary style authenticity, Dreyer recreates Joan of Arc's trial and execution with detailed accuracy, using breathtaking cinematography to convey every emotion. It is because of this rule-breaking cinematography, along with the superb acting, that the film retains its marvelous power today. Dreyer was also able to portray a different side to Joan's "passion," one that was just as erotic as it was spiritual. This poster has repairs to the border area, including tears, pinholes, and small areas of paper loss. There are also slight repairs to the graphics area for small tears and wrinkles. This is one of only two U.S. one sheets known to exist, and the only known original release French poster was sold over 15 years ago to a French film archive for over $40,000. Very Fine- on Linen.

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