Episode 3 – Carl Theodor Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc

This is the podcast dedicated to The Criterion Collection. Rudie, Ryan & Travis discuss Criterion News & Rumors, Criterion New Releases, they review & discuss CC #62, Carl Th. Dryer’s 1928 silent film, THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC, plus Criterion Trivia, and ‘Variations of a Theme’; where they discuss other films that relate to the themes of the film they’re reviewing.

This week’s theme is persecution in cinema.

Criterion Trivia Question for the month of August: ‘What star of 1930s French Cinema makes a cameo in THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC?’

Please send your answer to [email protected] You have until August 31st 2009 to be eligible to win. One winner will be selected out of all the correctly answered entries. The selection of August’s winner will take place during the first episode in September 2009. The winner will receive a $10 gift certificate for The Criterion Store ( from The CriterionCast (us).

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Our next episode we will cover CC#307 Mike Leigh’s NAKED.


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