Here is a deadly tiresome picture that merely makes an attempt to narrate without sound or dialog an allegedly written recorded trial in the 15th or 16th century of Joan of Arc for witchery, leading to her condemnation and burning at the stake.
This movie ought to be forbidden, as Picasso once said, to ignorant innocents. Never allowed into contact with those not sufficiently prepared.
May 1 - 10:01 PM
Well said, Tramp. Your comment reminded me of a passage from The Fountainhead:
"You know, Ellsworth, I think the man who designed this should have committed suicide. A man who can conceive a thing as beautiful as this should never allow it to be erected. He should not want to exist. But he will let it be built, so that women will hang out diapers on his terraces, so that men will spit on his stairways and draw dirty pictures on his walls. He's given it to them and he's made it part of them, part of everything. He shouldn't have offered it for men like you to look at. For men like you to talk about. He's defiled his own work by the first word you'll utter about it. He's made himself worse than you are. You'll be committing only a mean little indecency, but he's committed a sacrilege. A man who knows what he must have known to produce this should not have been able to remain alive."
This film demands a high number of brain cells from its viewers. The folks at Variety fell far short of the minimum.
May 4 - 10:23 AM
Yes very good. Ive never read Ayn Rand, but that was a very good.
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Jan 19 - 06:04 PM
One of the bravest performances of all time in a master filmmaker's signature work.
Yeah, tiresome. That about covers it.
Jan 29 - 06:06 PM
Yes, and I bet you think the statue of David is overrated too. Thanks, Variety, Thanks.
May 11 - 09:20 PM
Way to ruin the 100%, asshole!
Aug 14 - 01:21 PM
Never would I think anyone would give this masterpiece a negative review let alone call it "tiresome". Obviously it is "attempting" to narrate without sound of dialog as it's a 1928 silent film.. I just don't understand.
Aug 27 - 02:50 PM
The guy who wrote this review in 1928 probably doesn't need you to tell him that the film came out in 1928.
Sep 11 - 12:50 AM
Hold your horses everyone, on the variety staff website they mention: "Extract of a review from 1928"
Jan 11 - 09:21 PM