Carl Theodor Dreyer:
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Books & Journal Articles

"Carl Theodor Dreyer." Senses of Cinema (Great Directors: A Critical Database)

Alleva, Richard.
"Corruption & Transcendence: The Films of Carl Dreyer." Commonweal, vol. 132, no. 6, pp. 19-21, March 2005.
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Baecque, Antoine de
"Dreyer, l'homme qui aimait les femmes." Cahiers du Cinéma; nr.404 (Feb 1988); p.38-40
Study of Dreyer's presentation of women in his films.

Bazin, Andre
"Carl Theodor Dreyer." In: The cinema of cruelty : from Bunuel to Hitchcock / by Andre Bazin ; edited and with an introduction by Francois Truffaut ; translated by Sabine d' Estree with the assistance of Tiffany Fliss. 1st ed. New York : Seaver Books, 1982.
Main (Gardner) Stacks .B313 1982

Bazin, André
Le cinéma de la cruauté : Eric von Stroheim, Carl Th. Dreyer, Preston Sturges, Luis Buñuel, Alfred Hitchcock, Paris : Flammarion, c1975.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C7 B31 1975

Bond, Kirk
"Leger, Dreyer, and montage."Creative Art v 11 Oct 1932. p. 134-9

Bond, Kirk
"World of Carl Dreyer.: Film Quarterly v 19 no1 Fall 1965. p. 26-38
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Bordwell, David.
"Carl-Theodor Dreyer: Discoveries and Rediscoveries." Scandinavian Review, 1982 June, 70:2, 60-70.

Bordwell, David.
The films of Carl-Theodor Dreyer / David Bordwell. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1981.
UCB Main PN1998.A3 .D7
UCB Moffitt PN1998.A3 .D7 *c2 copies
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Bordwell, David.
"Passion, Death And Testament Carl Dreyer's Jesus Film." Film Comment 8:2 (1972:Summer) 59

Brakhage, Stan.
The Brakhage lectures: Georges Méliès, David Wark Griffith, Carl Theodore Dreyer, Sergei Eisenstein. Chicago, The GoodLion [1972].
NRLF B 3 569 759

Buñuel, Dreyer, Welles
André Bazin ... [et al. ; traducción, Teresa Renales]. Madrid : Fundamentos, 1984.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.2 .P6518 1984

Burch, Noel
"Carl Theodor Dreyer: the major phase." In: In and out of synch: the awakening of a cine-dreamer / Noel Burch; translated by Ben Brewster. p. 70-92. Aldershot, England: Scolar Press, 1991.
UCB Main PN1993.5.U6 B87 1991

"Carl Th. Dreyer."
Cahiers du Cinema[3 article special section]. no404 Feb 1988. p. 35-41.

Carl Th. Dreyer, cineaste danois, 1889-1968. 2e ed. Copenhague: Ministere royal des affaires etrangeres, 1969. NRLF PN1998.A3 D74 1969

Carl Th. Dreyer: Danish film director 1889-1968.
Edited by Soren Dyssegaard. English text by Reginald Spink. Copenhagen, Ministry of Foreign Affairs [1969]. Series title: Presentation books.
UCB Main PN1998.A3 D721

Carl Th. Dreyer-- my metier
Special features: Rare interview footage and archival material ; extensive biographical essay by Dreyer scholar Edvin Kau ; 22 page booklet including a reprint of Dreyer's essay: Thoughts on my Metier. This exhaustive documentary surveys the career of one of the great motion picture directors, following Dreyer's life through interviews with the director and his colleagues, film clips and archival materials. 94 min. DVD 830

Carney, Raymond.
Speaking the language of desire: the films of Carl Dreyer / Raymond Carney. Cambridge, [England]; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989.
UCB Main PN1998.3.D74 C36 1989
UCB Moffitt PN1998.3.D74 C36 1989

Ciment, M; Drouzy, M.
"Maurice Drouzy talks about the painter Vilhelm Hammershoi and the film director Carl Dreyer." Postif, MAR, 1998(N445):73-77.

Cinema Europe: the other Hollywood. 2, Art's promised land
examines Swedish cinema's "Golden Age" which spanned nearly a decade. Swedish films were distinct in their ability to relate their heroes' struggle to the harshness and beauty of the landscape. The "Golden Age" ended in the mid 1920's with the exodus of filmmakers and stars to Hollywood. 59 min.
UCB Media Ctr VIDEO/C 5590

Cinema Europe: the other Hollywood. 4, The music of light
Focuses on the French film industry in the 1920's as they worked to develop a European cinema which would surpass Hollywood and in the process developed the first miniseries and docu-drama genre films. 59 min.
UCB Media Ctr VIDEO/C 5591

Cowie, Elizabeth.
"Strategems of Identification." The Oxford Literary Review, 1986, 8:1-2, 66-78.

"Dreyer I, II, III."
Cahiers du Cinéma no405 Mar 1988. p. xii.

Dreyer, Carl Theodor
Dreyer in double reflection. Translation of Carl Th. Dreyer's writings about the film (Om filmen). Edited and with... [1st ed.] New York, Dutton, 1973.
Moffitt PN1994.D713

Dreyer, Carl Theodor
Fire film: Jeanne d'Arc, Vampyr, Vredens dag, Ordet, af Carl Th. Dreyer. Udg. med indledning af Ole [København] Gyldendal, 1964.
NRLF (UCB) PN1997.A1 D74

Dreyer, Carl Theodor
Réflexions sur mon métier / Carl Th. Dreyer ; préface de Charles Tesson. Paris : Éditions de l'Etoile, 1983.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1994 .D7141 1983

Drouzy, Maurice.
Carl Th. Dreyer, ne Nilsson / Maurice Drouzy. Paris: Cerf, 1982.
UCB Main PN1998.A3 D7235 1982

Drum, Dale D.
"Carl Dreyer's shorts." Films in Review v 20 Jan 1969. p. 34-41

Drum, Jean.
My only great passion: the life and films of Carl Th. Dreyer / Jean Drum & Dale D. Drum. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2000. Series title: Filmmakers series; no. 68.
UCB Main PN1998.3.D74 D78 2000

Feifer, Nikolaj B.
"An Interview with Henning Bendtsen: On Life in Films and Working with Carl Th. Dreyer." P.O.V: a Danish Journal of Film Studies. 15:197-204. 2003 Mar

Gunston, David.
"Carl Dreyer: Film-maker of Genius." American Scandinavian Review 46 (1958) 229

Harrison, Rebecca.
"Haunted Screens and Spiritual Scenes: Film as a Medium in the Cinema of Carl Theodor Dreyer." Scandinavica, Spring2009, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p31-43, 13p

Lerner, Carl
"My Way Of Working Is In Relation To The Future": An Interview with Carl Dreyer." Film Comment 4:1 (1966:Fall) 62

Linderman, D.
"Uncoded images and the heterogeneous text." Wide Angle; Vol.III nr.3 (1980); p.34-41
D.L. analyzes Joan of Arc and the importance of certain shots.

Luft, Herbert G.
"Carl Dreyer--A Master of His Craft." Film Quarterly 11 (1956/1957) 181
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Magny, Joel.
"Carl Th. Dreyer: femmes au bord du sublime." Cahiers du Cinema no512 Apr 1997. p. 5-6.
"The writer discusses a retrospective of seven films by Carl Th. Dreyer showing at the Reflet Medicis cinema, Paris, from April 9, 1997. An infinite variety of styles is evident from one of Dreyer's films to the next, more in the material than in the form of the image. The films in the retrospective include Vampyr, The Passion of Joan of Arc, Gertrud, and The President." [from ArtAbstracts]

Martensen Larsen, Britta.
"Om Carl Th. Dreyer's Thorvaldsens kunst." Konsthistorisk Tidskrift v 64 no2 1995. p. 117-28.
"The writer discusses Carl Theodor Dreyer's production of the short film The Art of Thorvaldsen on the life of the Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen. The film was commissioned by the Board of Danish Culture Film in the fall of 1947. Filming took place during August and September 1948 at the Thorvaldsen Museum, Copenhagen, and the first showing took place in the city in January 1949. Dreyer used close-ups of Thorvaldsen's reliefs and sculptures and lingered on the essential details of the human anatomy. His original text was cut down by half against his wishes, and his promotion and spontaneous interpretation of the artist's works of art was lost. Dreyer's manuscript is today a document of the history of cinema. Excerpts from the manuscript are reprinted." [from ArtAbstracts]

Milne, Tom.
The cinema of Carl Dreyer. New York, A. S. Barnes [1971]. Series title: The International film guide series.
UCB Main PN1998.A3 D7261 1971

Milne, Tom.
"Darkness and light: Carl Theodor Dreyer." Sight and Sound v 34 no4 Autumn 1965. p. 167-72
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Monty, Ib.
"Great Dane." Sight and Sound v 37 no2 Spring 1968. p. 74-5

Monty, Ib.
"Touching the Heart: An Introduction to the Cinema of Carl Th. Dreyer." MoMA, No. 50 (Winter, 1989), p. 7
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Monty, Ib.
Portrait de Carl Th. Dreyer / text par Ib Monty. Copenhague : La Foundation Gouvernementale du Film, [1967]
NRLF (UCB) 1319H

Moor, Paul
"Tyrannical Dane: C. Dreyer." Theatre Arts v. 35 (April 1951) p. 34-8

Nash, Mark.
Dreyer / by Mark Nash. London: British Film Institute, 1977.
UCB Main PN1998 .A3 D729

O'Brien, Charles
" Rethinking National Cinema: Dreyer's "La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc" and the Academic Aesthetic." Cinema Journal, Vol. 35, No. 4. (Summer, 1996), pp. 3-30.
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Perrin, Claude.
Carl Th. Dreyer. Presentation par Claude Perrin, choix de textes de Dreyer. Paris, Seghers, 1969. Series title: Cinema d'aujourd'hui (Seghers (Firm)); 55.
UCB Main PN1993 .C4 v.55

Petric, Vladimir
"Dreyer's concept of abstraction." (cinematic principles) Sight and Sound v 44 no2 Spring 1975. p. 108-12
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Rollet, S.
"Carl Theodor Dreyer, a filmmaker of the soul." Postif, Mar, 1998(N445):69-72.
An appraisal of the films by Dreyer, followed by an interview with Maurice Drouzy of Copenhagen University, who points out the influence of the artist Vilhelm Hammershoi.

Rowland, Richard.
"Carl Dreyer's World. Film Quarterly 5 (1950/1951) 53
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Sarris, Andrew.
"The Scandinavian Presence in the Cinema." Scandinavian Review, 1982 Sept., 70:3, 77-85.

Schamus, J.
"Dreyer's realism." In: Rites of realism : essays on corporeal cinema / edited by Ivone Margulies. Durham : Duke University Press, 2003.
Grad Svcs PN1995.9.R3.R58 2003
Main Stack PN1995.9.R3.R58 2003

Schrader, Paul
Transcendental style in film: Ozu, Bresson, Dreyer. Berkeley, University of California Press, 1972.
UCB Main PN1995 .S417
UCB Moffitt PN1995 .S417 *c4 copies

Sémolué, Jean.
Dreyer. Paris, Éditions universitaires [1962]. Series title: Classiques du cinema, 10.
UCB Main PN1993 .C5 v.10

Sterritt, David.
"A timeless director; retrospective reveals 'hymns to human possibility' at the heart of great Danish filmmaker's work." (retrospective of Carl Theodore Dreyer's works)Christian Science Monitor v81, n73 (Mon, March 13, 1989):10, col 2, 20 col in.

Tybjerg, Casper.
"Dreyer and the National Film in Denmark.(Carl Theodor Dreyer)." Film History 13.1 (Jan 2001): 23.
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Vaughan, D.
"Carl Dreyer and the theme of choice." Sight and Sound v 43 no3 Summer 1974. p. 156-62
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Weiner, Lawrence, Howard Halle.
"Carl Th. Dreyer, a fable of women & water." (portfolio) (includes related article on the artist) (Oblivion) Grand Street Wntr 1994 v12 n4 p209(17)
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White, Armond.
"Dreyer: Bergman's Bergman." Film Comment v 25 May/June 1989. p. 24-6.

Books and Articles About Individual Films

Days of Wrath

Agee, James.
"Day of wrath." In: American movie critics : an anthology from the silents until now / edited by Phillip Lopate. New York : Library of America : Distributed to the trade by Penguin Putnam, c2006.
Main Stack PN1995.A448 2006
Moffitt PN1995.A448 2006
PFA PN1995.A72 2006

Coiner, M..
"Dramaturgy and theme: a comparison of Day of wrath and Anne Pedersdotter." Literature/Film Quarterly; Vol.XVII nr.2 (Apr 1989); p.123-128
Focuses on the changes made by Dreyer in adapting Hans Wiers-Jenssen's play 'Anne Pedersdotter' into "Vredens dag".

Cardullo, Bert.
"Take Comfort, Take Caution: Tragedy and Homily in Day of Wrath." Essays in Arts & Sciences. 13:61-72. 1984 Sept.

Coiner, Miles.
"Dramaturgy and Theme: A Comparison of Day of Wrath and Anne Pedersdotter." Literature-Film Quarterly. 17(2):123-128. 1989.

Peucker, Brigitte
"Monstrous births: the hybrid text." In: Incorporating images: film and the rival arts / Brigitte Peucker. p. 55-103. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, c1995. Series title: Princeton paperbacks.
UCB Main PN1995.25 .P48 1995


Borde, Raymond
"Les grandes manoeuvres, de René Clair; La pointe courte, d'Agnès Varda; Ordet, de Carl Dreyer; Lola Montès, de Max Ophüls." Temps Modernes 11 (1955/1956) 1149

Cowie, Elizabeth.
"Strategems of Identification." Oxford Literary Review. 8(1-2):66-78. 1986.

Oliveira, Manoel de
"Gertrud." (motion picture review) Cahiers du Cinema no557 May 2001. p. 102-3
"An extract from a commentary given at the 50th anniversary celebrations of Cahiers du cinema in which the writer discusses Gertrud, a film by Carl Theodor Dreyer. He maintains that Dreyer had a sense of the future in this film when he had the strength to film speech at a time when cinema was expected to show movement and not dialog. He concludes that he greatly admires Dreyer as a filmmaker for his research into depth, into the inaccessible, and into the unanswerable." [Art Abstracts]

Revault d'Allonnes, Fabrice.
Gertrud de Carl Th. Dreyer / par Fabrice Revault d'Allonnes. Crisnee, Belgique: Editions Yellow now, 1988. Series title: Long metrage; 4.
NRLF B 4 271 351

Rosenbaum, Jonathan
"Gertrud as nonnarrative: the desire for the image." In: Placing movies: the practice of film criticism / Jonathan Rosenbaum. p. 105-16. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1995.
UCB Main PN1995 .R65 1995

Rosenbaum, Jonathan
"v. The desire for the image." Sight & Sound; Vol.LV nr.1 (Winter 1985-86); p.40-45
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An examination of the film "Gertrud", and the background to its production.

Schamus, James, 1959-
Carl Theodor Dreyer's Gertrud : the moving word / James Schamus. Seattle : University of Washington Press, c2008.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997.G433 S36 2008 IN PROCESS
Pacific Film Archive PN1997.G433 S36 2008

Stein, Elliott
"Gertrud." Sight and Sound v 34 no2 Spring 1965. p. 56-8
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Wright, E. G.
"Gertrud."Film Quarterly v 19 no3 Spring 1966. p. 36-40
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Fraser, Peter
"The Word (Ordet, 1955)" In: Images of the Passion: the sacramental mode in film / Peter Fraser. p. 23-34. Westport, C0nn.: Praeger, 1998.
UCB Main PN1995.9.R4 F73 1998

Petric, Vlada
"Dreyer's concept of abstraction." Sight & Sound; Vol.XLIV nr.2 (Spring 1975); p.108-112
On Dreyer's concept of abstraction, with an analysis of 'Ordet' to illustrate this theor

Rosenbaum, Jonathan
"Mise en Scène as Miracle in Dreyer’s Ordet." In: Goodbye cinema, hello cinephilia: film culture in transition / Jonathan Rosen Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2010.
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Pacific Film Archive PN1994 .R63 2010

The Parson's Widow

Sandberg, M. B.
"Mastering the house: performative inhabitation in Carl Th. Dreyer's The parson's widow." In: Northern constellations : new readings in Nordic cinema / edited by C. Claire Thomson. Norwich : Norvik Press, 2006.
Main Stack PN1993.5.S2.N67 2006

Passion of Joan of Arc

Articles and books about Joan of Arc in Film

Benson, Edward.
"Oh, What a Lovely War! Joan of Arc on Screen." In: The medieval hero on screen : representations from Beowulf to Buffy / edited by Martha W. Driver and Sid Ray. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2004.
Main Stack PN1995.9.H44.M44 2004
PFA PN1995.9.H44.M44 2004)

Blaetz, Robin.
"Joan of Arc and the Cinema." In" Joan of Arc, a saint for all reasons : studies in myth and politics / edited by Dominique Goy-Blanquet. Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT, USA : Ashgate, c2003.
Main Stack DC105.9.J3713 2003

Blaetz, Robin.
Visions of the maid : Joan of Arc in American film and culture Published: Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 2001.
MAIN: PN1995.9.J57 B59 2001

Bordwell, David
"Dreyer's Joan." Sight & Sound; Vol.XLIV nr.4 (Autumn 1975); p.263
D.B. writes on the subject of the French censorship of the film "La passion de Jeanne d'Arc" and the authenticity of the remaining negative and prints.

Bordwell, David
"Passion, Death and Testament: Carl Dreyer's Jesus Film." Film Comment Issue: 8:2 (1972:Summer) p.59 Go to

Curnutte, Richard A., Jr.
"Divine Comedienne: Renee Maria Falconetti and La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc." Film Journal. 1(4):(no pagination). 2002

Desilets, S.
"The Rhetoric of Passion." Camera Obscura, 53 (Volume 18, Number 2), 2003, pp. 57-91
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Discusses the rhetoric of passion in French film "The Passion of Joan of Arc," directed by Carl-Theodore Dreyer. Description of Dreyer's Joan in the film; Central effect of allegorical hermeneutics; Information on David Bordwell's account of the effect of the film.

Grace, Pamela.
"The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) and The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999): transcendence and exploitation." In: The religious film : Christianity and the hagiopic / Pamela Grace. Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.R4 G73 2009

Harries, Martin,
"Forgetting Lot's Wife: Artaud, Spectatorship, and Catastrophe." The Yale Journal of Criticism Volume 11, Issue 1 1998 UC users only

Harty, Kevin J.
"Jeanne au cinéma." In: Fresh verdicts on Joan of Arc / edited by Bonnie Wheeler, Charles T. Wood. New York : Garland Pub., 1996.
Main Stack DC103.F75 1996

H. D.
"The passion of Joan of Arc." In: American movie critics : an anthology from the silents until now / edited by Phillip Lopate. New York : Library of America : Distributed to the trade by Penguin Putnam, c2006.
Main Stack PN1995.A448 2006
Moffitt PN1995.A448 2006
PFA PN1995.A72 2006

Kehr, Dave
"Passion of Joan of Arc." (motion picture review) Film Comment v 21 Nov/Dec 1985. p. 74-5.

Lardeau, Yann; Tesson, Charles
"Dreyer en images." Cahiers du Cinéma; nr.354 (Dec 1983); p.22-29
Continuity of themes in Dreyer's films.

Linderman, D.
"Uncoded images and the heterogeneous text." Wide Angle; Vol.III nr.3 (1980); p.34-41
Analyzes Passion of Joan of Arc and the importance of certain shots.

LoBrutto, V.
"The close-up: The passion of Joan of Arc." In: Becoming film literate : the art and craft of motion pictures / Vincent LoBrutto ; foreword by Jan Harlan. Westport, Conn. : Praeger, c2005.
Moffitt PN1994.L595 2005
PFA PN1994.L595 2005
Table of contents

Margolis, Nadia.
Joan of Arc in history, literature, and film : a select, annotated bibliography. New York : Garland Pub., 1990.
Main Stack DC105.9.A12.M37 1990
Moffitt DC105.9.A12.M37 1990

Margolis, Nadia.
"Trial by Passion: Philology, Film, and Ideology in the Portrayal of Joan of Arc (1900-1930)." Journal of Medieval & Renaissance Studies. 27(3):445-93. 1997 Fall.
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" Jules Michelet, Jules Quicherat, Pierre Champion, Anatole France, Joseph Delteil, and Carl-Theodor Dreyer, have attempted to address unanswered questions about the Joan of Arc's life and in the process shaped how society perceives her and how they perceive themselves. Dreyer's film "La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc" uses lighting and camera techniques to portray Joan as triumphing over her oppressors. Readers and viewers of works on Joan of Arc have been able to identify with Joan's struggle." [Expanded Academic Index]

Martensen-Larsen, Britta.
"Die Bedeutung mittelalterlicher Miniaturen fur Carl Th. Dreyers Film La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc." Zeitschrift fur Kunstgeschichte v 55 no1 1992. p. 136-49.
" When Danish film director Carl Theodor Dreyer decided to make the film La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc (1928), he researched both the story and the scenery and architecture of medieval Rouen by means of documents in the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. His rendering of buildings, costumes, and other scenic elements derived largely from miniatures illustrating Livre des Merveilles, a manuscript dating from ca. 1400." [Historical Abstracts]

Megahey, Leslie
"Obsession: the wonderful face." Sight & Sound v. ns3 (July 1993) p. 31

Nash, Mark.
"Joan complete: a Dreyer discovery." Sight and Sound v 54 Summer 1985. p. 157-8.
On the recently rediscovered print of Dreyer's original version of "La passion de Jeanne d'Arc" and how it compares with the second version which he made.

Nichols, Peter M.
"In a Joan of Arc season, one telling is timeless." (movie reviews) New York Times (Sun, Oct 24, 1999):AR32(N), AR32(L), col 1, 20 col in.

O'Brien, Charles.
"Rethinking National Cinema: Dreyer's La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc and the Academic Aesthetic." Cinema Journal. 35(4):3-30. 1996 Summer.
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"The writer places La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc, a 1928 French motion picture directed by Carl Dreyer, within certain historical contexts in order to argue for a revision of the established criticism of national cinema. The result of one of the first Pan-European alliances formed to produce films that would compete with Hollywood cinema, the movie was designed to showcase a European culture determined in resistance to American mass entertainment. However, for France's film culture, it posed less of a challenge to Hollywood entertainment than to an academic film style that departed from the norms of Hollywood cinema. An investigation of the modernity of 1920s French avant-garde cinema necessitates an exploration of its antithetical connection with the academicism of the historical spectacle. Such an exploration may develop alternative histories challenging the supposition that Hollywood cinema of the 1920s acted as the classical standard for European filmmakers." [Art Abstracts]

Orgelfinger, Gail
"Carl Dreyer's Passion Play in Jeanne d'Arc and Jésus." Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and Television, pp. (no pagination), 2003

Pipolo, Tony.
"Joan Of Arc: The Cinema's Immortal Maid.(Critical Essay) Cineaste v25, n4 (Fall, 2000):16.
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"A review of the video release of The Passion of Joan of Arc, a film directed by Carl Dreyer. Dreyer reduced Joan's story not only to the trial itself, but also to a nearly primal rendering of the situation of a young woman in a world of men, confronted with the most powerful patriarchal forces of her time. Adopting an unconventional visual style that involved a relentless, almost suffocating use of close ups and medium shots, Dreyer created a continual sense of fracture and disorientation that parallels the discordant, fraudulent nature of the trial. No other film on Joan is as bold or as genuinely disturbing." [from Art Index]

Pipolo, Tony.
"The Spectre of Joan Of Arc: Textual Variations in the Key Prints of Carl Dreyer's Film." Film History 2:4 (1988) 301
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Potter, Nicole
"The passion of Joan of Arc/Voices of light." (the marriage of music and film) Films in Review v 47 Mar/Apr 1996. p. 28-30
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"Contemporary composer Richard Einhorn has added music to Carl Dreyer's 1928 silent movie The Passion of Joan of Arc to create The Passion of Joan of Arc/Voices of Light, a film/live oratorio at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York. The resultant orchestral/choral work complements the film while following its own agenda. In successfully melding these independent works, Einhorn provides a charged and cathartic experience for the viewer." [Art Abstracts]

Potter, Nicole.
"The Passion of Joan of Arc/Voices of light." Films in Review v 47 Mar/Apr 1996. p. 28-30.
"Contemporary composer Richard Einhorn has added music to Carl Dreyer's 1928 silent movie The Passion of Joan of Arc to create The Passion of Joan of Arc/Voices of Light, a film/live oratorio at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York. The resultant orchestral/choral work complements the film while following its own agenda. In successfully melding these independent works, Einhorn provides a charged and cathartic experience for the viewer." [from ArtAbstracts]

Redmon, Allen H.
"'Come Out of Here, My People': Pandemonium and Power in Carl Theodor Dreyer's La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc." Studies in French Cinema, 2006, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p183-194, 12p
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Argument about La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc (Dreyer, 1928) focuses on the film's eccentricities to such an extent that the peculiarities of Dreyer's film become exaggerated and any sort of narrative cohesion is lost. Even the best readings of Dreyer's film contend that a gap between style and narrative structure exists. These readings undervalue the role a dynamic interpretation of the cross can play in understanding perceived gaps between narrative and style. This essay shows that a cohesive reading of the film emerges when the film is viewed through the apocalyptic vision of The Revelation to John, a book that, like Dreyer's film, has competing conceptions of the cross at the centre of its text. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

Richards, Sylvie L. F.
"Keeping Up with the Joans: The Maid of Orleans in Literature and Film." West Virginia University Philological Papers, vol. 47, pp. 37-43, 2001.

Scalia, Bill
"Contrasting Visions of a Saint: Carl Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc and Luc Besson's The Messenger." Literature/Film Quarterly, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 181-85, 2004.
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"Two films that nearly hold the history of cinema, namely Carl Dreyer's 'The Passion of Joan of Arc' and Luc Besson's 'The Messenger' are considered. Besson, while making a film that attempts to display the ephemeral nature of God's communication through special effects, has new technology, perhaps, but not a new thought. These films reflect the time of their production, the commercial context, and budget constraints." [Expanded Academic Index]

Sobchack, Vivian.
"Embodying transcendence: on the literal, the material, and the cinematic sublime." Material Religion, 4 no 2 Jl 2008, p 194-203
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Tesson, Charles
"Jeanne d'Arc sauvée des flammes." Cahiers du Cinéma; nr.366 (Dec 1984); p.X
On the discovery of a copy of the original version of "La passion de Jeanne d'Arc"

Thomsen, B. M.
"On the transmigration of images: flesh, spirit and haptic vision in Dreyer's Jeanne d'Arc and von Trier's Golden heart trilogy." In: Northern constellations : new readings in Nordic cinema / edited by C. Claire Thomson. Norwich : Norvik Press, 2006.
Main Stack PN1993.5.S2.N67 2006

Van Ness, W..
"Joseph Delteil: The passion of Joan of Arc." Literature/Film Quarterly; SO: Vol.III nr.4 (Autumn 1975); p.292-298
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A description and comparison of J.D.'s novel, his continuity, and Carl Dreyer's final screenplay

Vaughan, Dai
"Carl Dreyer and the theme of choice." Sight & Sound; Vol.XLIII nr.3 (Summer 1974); p.156-162
Analysis of three of Dreyer's films ("Prästänkan", "La passion de Jeanne d'Arc" and "Vredens dag") which illustrate his preoccupation with the crisis of choice.

White, A.
"Dreyer: Bergman's Bergman." Film Comment v. 25 (May/June 1989) p. 24-6

Wright, Melanie Jane
"La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc." In: Religion and film : an introduction / Melanie J. Wright. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
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Auerbach, Nina.
"My Vampire, My Friend: The Intimacy Dracula Destroyed." In: Blood read: the vampire as metaphor in contemporary culture / edited by Joan Gordon and Veronica Hollinger. pp: 11-16 Philadelphia, Pa.: University of Pennsylvania Press, c1997.
Anthropology PS374.V35.B58 1997
Main Stack PS374.V35.B58 1997

Aumont, J. (Jacques)
Vampyr de Carl Th. Dreyer Published: Crisnee, Belgique: Yellow now, c1993.
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Megahey, L.
"The wonderful face." Sight & Sound; Vol.III nr.7 (July 1993); p.31
Comments on the acting in "Vampyr: der Traum des Allan Gray" and "Liebelei", esp. the facial expressions which, it is argued, are more powerful than today's special effects and clever editing.

Nash, M.
"Vampyr and the fantastic." Screen; SO: Vol.XVII nr.3 (Autumn 1976); p.29-67
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A structural analysis of the genre of fantastic films with a detailed analysis of "Vampyr".

Peirse, Alison
"The impossibility of vision: vampirism, formlessness and horror in Vampyr." Studies in European Cinema 5 | Issue: 3 January 2009 Page(s): 161-170 UC users only

Prawer, Siegbert Salomon.
"Dreyer's Vampyr." In: Caligari's children : the film as tale of terror Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1980.
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Rosenbaum, Jonathan
"Vampyr: der Traum des Allan Gray (Vampyr: the strange adventure of David Gray)." Monthly Film Bulletin; Vol.XLIII nr.511 (Aug 1976); p.180

Swaab, Peter
"'Un Film Vampirisé': Dreyer's Vampyr." Film Quarterly Jun 2009, Vol. 62, No. 4: 56–62.
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Wright, Melanie Jane
"a passion de Jeanne d'Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928)." In: Religion and film : an introduction / Melanie J. Wright. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
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Zuckerman, David
"Canonical Pick: Vampyr." Film Comment 44:4 (July-August 2008)
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