Leaves Out of the Book of Satan (Blade af Satans bog)(Leaves from Satan's Book)
Leaves Out of the Book of Satan (Blade af Satans bog)(Leaves from Satan's Book) (1924)

The Danish Leaves From Satan's Book (Blad af Satans Bog) was the "breakthrough" picture for filmmaker Carl Thedor Dreyer, who was elevated from a local talent to a director of international renown. The content of the film is… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1924
DVD Release Date: April 5, 2005
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Don Druker
Chicago Reader

The film is overdirected and, paradoxically, underdeveloped, but it does feature some marvelous, dazzling imagery by ace cinematographer George Schneevoight.

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Fernando F. Croce

An incalculable foundation of themes and images for Dreyer

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An ambitious study of evil through the ages.

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Carlos Magalhães
Dreyer's third film, his cinematic breakthrough, is overlong, a bit prosaic and doesn't offer much in terms of narrative, but his stellar… More
Eric Broome
This film does not live up to its sensational title, but Carl Theodor Dreyer ("The Passion of Joan of Arc") crafts an interesting look at Satanic… More
Aj V
I understood what this movie was wanting the audience to understand with just watching the first couple of stories, but then it just keeps going on and on… More
Marion Ravenwood
Boy was I disappointed, I thought this was going to be really cool, but it was basically like the Rolling Stones song "Sympathy for the Devil" except… More
Drew Smith
Ambitious, but not wholly successful. Dreyer was still finding his footing here; none of the imagery resonates, as it so often did in all his later pieces, and… More
Eduardo C
A stunning epic. Not at the same level as Dreyer's subsequent "The Passion of Joan of Arc" (but then, nothing is) but still an incredibly… More