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The trial of Joan of Arc, who was accused of heresy, her interrogation by Cauchon, bishop of Beauvais, and public execution in 1431.

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A lowly squire wishes to “change his stars” and follow his dream of becoming a legendary knight. While trying to change his destiny, he encounters love, new friends, his past, and the true meaning of knighthood.

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Becket tells the story of the close friendship between King Henry II of England and Thomas Becket who, after being appointed the Archbishop of Canterbury, chooses the "honor" of God over his allegiance to King Henry.

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Martin Guerre abandons his wife and family, not to be seen from again for years until a mysterious man arrives in his village claiming to be the returned Martin. The imposter is brought to court, where his silver-tongue nearly persuades the judges of…

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The film Queen Margot (La Reine Margot) released in 1994, tells the story of Margot of France, a Catholic princess who is forced into marriage with the Protestant Henry of Navarre as a type of peace treaty between France and Navarre during the…

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Released November 2, 1999, The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc,directed by Luc Besson, is a controversial adaptation of Joan of Arc’s life that differs in many respects with some the classical films of the same Joan genre, such as Dreyer’s…

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The 1948 film, Joan of Arc, follows the life of the Catholic saint Joan of Arc, dramatizing her hagiography from age sixteen to her death at age nineteen.  Directed by Victor Fleming, the film is,  quintessentially, a Hollywood film of its…

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Timelineis a 2003 screen adaptation of Michael Crichton’s 1999 sci-fi novel of the same name. Directed by Richard Donner and starring a cast of well-known actors, including Paul Walker, Gerard Butler, and Billy Connolly, the film has been received…

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The Advocate (the U.S. version of the British/French production, which goes by the title of The Hour of the Pig), having its widest release in 1994 in 17 theaters, generated a domestic lifetime gross of $602, 329, which is quite respectable…

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Franklin J. Schaffner’s all-but-forgotten Lionheart (1987) is a perfect example of medieval pseudo-history gone wrong.   Lionheart follows a young knight named Robert Nerra (Eric Stoltz) as he leads a band of orphans to join Richard’s Crusade,…
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