Plumb Lines

March 23, 2009

Monday Movie-Still Blogging

Filed under: Uncategorized — David Schaengold @ 8:34 pm

A still from Carl Theodor Dreyer’s La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc, the most visually arresting film I’ve ever seen. Nearly any frame taken at random except for the frequent extreme close-ups looks like a well composed photograph in its own right.


David Schaengold



  1. Be still my heart.

    Comment by Matthew Schmitz — March 23, 2009 @ 8:44 pm

  2. […] et Jim isn’t as compositionally perfect as Dreyer’s Jeanne d’Arc. The visual beauty of the film relies much more on motion, especially the motion of the characters. […]

    Pingback by Monday Movie-Still Blogging « Plumb Lines — March 30, 2009 @ 9:16 am

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