Friday, February 03, 2017

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Day of Wrath (1943)

Rev. Pederssøn: There is nothing so quiet 
as a heart that has ceased to beat. 

 Director Carl Theodor Dreyer was born 
on this day in the year 1889.
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4 comments:

Pedro Pet said...

This movie is marvellous.

The witch burning scene is one of my favorite movie deaths of all time.

joel65913 said...

I really had my reservations about this when I sat down to watch it but it was magnetically involving. I love when that happens especially with foreign film, which I usually find more challenging because of the language barrier. There are few things in moviedom worse than a bad foreign film!

JA said...

Every opportunity I get I will SELL SELL SELL this movie because it is fucking spectacular and we all have those same hesitations, Joel -- I always have to force myself to sit down to watch stuff like this, but sometimes it pays off and MAN does this one. I should've known though since everything I've seen of Dreyer's has been a masterpiece

joel65913 said...

I haven't seen too much else of Dreyer's work but I have seen his last film Gertrud which I liked but it wasn't in this film's league. However the lead actress Nina Pens Rode was utterly amazing in it.