Criterion Collection · France · Germany · Horror

#437 Vampyr (1932)

#437 Vampyr 1932 // Germany, France // Carl Theodor Dreyer Criterion Collection (LINK) Vampyr is all about mood, about the unsettling wandering among the dead and the unreal, about the ominous disjointed space constructed meticulously onscreen by the Danish master Carl Th. Dreyer. Vampyr has all the essential characters for a “horror story,” a malicious vampire,… Continue reading #437 Vampyr (1932)

Criterion Collection · Drama · France · Silent Film

#62 The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

#62 The Passion of Joan of Arc 1928 // France // Carl Th. Dreyer Criterion Collection (LINK) If I have to choose one face to embody the word”cinema”, that would be the poignant face of French actress Renée Jeanne Falconetti in the 1928 film The Passion of Joan of Arc. Falconetti, a stage actress hired by the Danish auteur Carl Theodor… Continue reading #62 The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

Adaptation · Criterion Collection · Denmark · Drama · Silent Film

#706 Master of the House (1925)

#706 Master of the House 1925 // Denmark // Carl Th. Dreyer Criterion Collection (LINK) Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer, best remembered for the masterpieces namely The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928), Vampyr (1932) and Ordet (1955), had begun working in film industry ever since the early 1910s. Master of the House, Dreyer’s earliest work that is included in… Continue reading #706 Master of the House (1925)