Today I’m thrilled to share my latest film scoring project, part of Carl Theodor Dryer’s 1928 “The Passion of Joan of Arc.”
Recently I read Mark Twain’s “Joan of Arc.” This is a great book! I was so inspired that I searched on archive.org for a movie about Joan of Arc. That is how I found Dryer’s gem, which deftly captures the emotion of the scene with beautiful close ups of the characters. The actress who plays Joan, Maria Falconetti, is inspired.
For this project, I wanted something more ambitious as I get more experienced doing film scoring. “The Passion of Joan of Arc” is almost 9 minutes long, while “The Three Musketeers” was 6 1/2 minutes long, and my first project, “Captain America,” was 3 1/2 minutes long. I loved working out the music that I thought would best tell the emotional story behind Joan of Arc’s trial. In a sense, this was much more of a composition project than the other two. I felt like I was creating something “serious.” Of course, having a great film to write for really helps.
(Note: the original captions are in French. To read English subtitles, make sure your captions are on in Youtube)