I just managed not to miss this old silent film on TCM.
The Passion of Joan of Arc has a surprisingly graphic ending (for 1928). But really, as for Renee Falconetti’s performance being “the greatest ever in the history of film”? Even all performances after 1928? Nothing like being considered lost for decades to inflate the reputation.
Don’t get me wrong. She did a good, convincing job. I truly believe she could cry real tears on cue. But other than staring into the middle distance while weeping, what did she do that was so amazing?
Maybe I should start another thread: Movies that were Good, but Not as Good as You Expected.