Forget the new film! Watch this trailer from a 1926 version of The Great Gatsby, it’s the only footage that remains because the film itself is lost.
The Passion of Joan of Arc, from 1928, is available online and translated into English here. It is simply amazing. Maria Falconetti as Joan gives what is widely regarded as one of the best performances on film, ever.
Speaking of Depardieu, if you haven’t seen The Return of Martin Guerre, you are missing out on one of the best films set in the Middle Ages! And he is great in it. And everyone is great in it. The story it is based on is famous, and fascinating. And since we’re talkin’ G.D. you will probably see a post about the film Danton sometime even though I’ve made a comic about it and mentioned the film there too. BUT ANYWAY historical films are the best, yes? Yes.
Is there anything more adorable than Catherine Deneuve and Gérard Depardieu dancing together in Potiche? The answer is no and the answer is also see this film it’s pretty delightful. Here is the dancing clip, and here is a little review with a trailer.
The Mill and The Cross: How great does this look? A moving painting, detailed, haunting.