Here’s my fourth review for Argumentative August, which happens to be my first review for a silent film, Dreiser’s classic The Passion of Joan of Arc.

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Ryan and I would like to once again welcome you to another review for our Argumentative August Blogathon.

This next film, The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) is being reviewed by SG of Rhyme and Reason

Let’s see what SG thought of this movie….

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Undeterred by voices heard

By quiet, cautious captive Joan,

Rival judges bearing grudges

Fret and threaten from their throne.

Each complaint against the saint

Is useless as they menace harder.

Self-control and strength of soul

Prevail to mark her as a martyr.

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Rating: Not Rated (could be PG-13, mainly for the end)

As the oldest film for this Argumentative August blogathon, The Passion of Joan of Arc takes some effort to watch. I haven’t seen many silent films, but the film’s lack of sound or Chaplinesque antics made it somewhat of a chore to sit through. Considering that silent films often rely on…

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