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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.
by Juliette Faraone
Juliette hails from an Indiana town with about 1500 inhabitants, most of whom are her cousins. She has a BA in comparative lit and is currently working toward her MA in cinema studies at SCAD. Juliette likes Diet Coke, sweatshirts, and Joan of Arc narratives.
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