January 7, 2010


“Nothing in the world can be compared to the human face. It is a land one can never tire of exploring. There is no greater experience in a studio than to witness the expression of a sensitive face under the mysterious power of inspiration. To see it animated from inside, and turning into poetry.”
Carl Theodor Dreyer, “Thoughts on My Craft”

"The artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of their appearing to him, everybody sees them."                    
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
But what of hearing voices, sounds?  

The oratorio you hear was written by Richard Einhorn in 1994 for Carl Dreyer’s 1928 silent-movie masterpiece, La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc, starring Reneé Falconetti. Just turn down the volume to see Dreyer’s vision as he conceived it….I highly suggest watching this cinema classic in its entirety in full-screen. Here is its finale.


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