Monday, October 8, 2018

THE SCHOOL OF DREYER PART TWO: MOVING IMAGERY

This edition of the school of Dreyer is less focused/structured in comparison to part one but I think you'll find a few valid examples of his (possible) influence nonetheless.

Enjoy...

The Passion Of Joan Of Arc / Mad Max: Fury Road

Water From The Land / There Will Be Blood

The Passion Of Joan Of Arc / The Phantom Thread


Though this is very much a PTA original in the way it playfully fudges the line between fastidiousness and spontaneity, the film it recalls the most is 1964’s Gertrud, the dour final work by the Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer. Both films are concerned with the mysteries of love, but employing a unique (and uniquely austere) dramatic approach, they manage to drill right down to love’s masochistic core - Davey Jenkins, Little White Lies

Gertrud / The Phantom Thread
Gertrud / The Phantom Thread
Gertrud / The Phantom Thread


Vampyr / Terminator 2

The Passion Of Joan Of Arc / Jeanette: The Childhood of Joan Of Arc

MUBI: Camille Claudel 1915 was inspired by the artist’s medical records and correspondence with friends and family. Was Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc a big influence on your own approach?

Bruno Dumont: Yes. There were transcripts of Joan of Arc’s trial [that Dreyer used] and also both women were prisoners. So they are in the same state and both are tragic.


Day Of Wrath / Camille Claudel, 1915

Vampyr / The Transfiguration

They Took The Ferry / Sleepwalkers

Vampyr / The Ring

Vampyr / Meshes Of The Afternoon

Vampyr / Wild Strawberries / On War

Vampyr / Last Days

The Passion Of Joan Of Arc / Elizabeth