Read the full article at ScreenQueens via #CriterionMonth MIX: The Undying Passion of Joan of Arc
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The first encounter I had with the fully silent version of Carl Th. Dreyer’s 1926 The Passion of Joan of Arc, I was almost unable to finish it. Being exposed to 82 minutes of unrelenting pathos, I marvelled at the difference an added score made, and how it better directed my empathy toward the title character. This playlist experiments with these concepts, assigning a more contemporary soundtrack to the film, and in doing so, reinterprets its central themes.
Credit in the Straight World – Hole
This is the Day – The The
Pentecost Hotel – Nirvana (UK)
Town Without Pity – Gene Pitney
You’ll Find a Way – Santigold
King Of Pain – The Police
Wave Of Mutilation – The Pixies
Everything Will Be Alright – The Killers
Strawberry Tea – Tiny Tim
On Some Faraway Beach – Brian Eno
If You Love Me (Really Love Me) – Kay Starr
Rapture – Farewell Aldebaran
You can view The Passion of Joan of Arc on Criterion here.