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Dante, the Inferno

Author: Peter GreenawayTom PhillipsJohn GielgudBob PeckJoanne WhalleyAll authors
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities and Sciences, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Radical, new visual techniques are used to bring the first eight cantos of Dante's Inferno to the screen. The film illustrates and complements Dante's text, re-creating a 600 year-old work as a late twentieth century post-modern masterpiece. Eminent scholars in visual sidebars interpret Dante's metaphors and symbolism.
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Genre/Form: Foreign films
Motion pictures, British
Feature films
Instructional films
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Drama
Film adaptations
Additional Physical Format: Dante, the Inferno
(OCoLC)55609440
Dante, the Inferno
(OCoLC)645208384
Named Person: Dante Alighieri; Dante Alighieri; Dante Alighieri
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Greenaway; Tom Phillips; John Gielgud; Bob Peck; Joanne Whalley; Kees Kasander; Denis Wigman; Dante Alighieri; Elsevier Vendex Film.; Reiner Moritz Associates.; VPRO.; Channel Four (Great Britain); Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 38441398
Notes: Originally produced as a television program in 1993.
Credits: Camera, Edwin Verstegen, et al. ; editor, John Wilson.
Cast: John Gielgud, Bob Peck, Joanne Whalley, Laurie Booth, Susan Wooldridge, Susan Crowley, Robert Eddison.
Description: 1 videocassette (ca. 90 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Inferno
Dante's Inferno
Responsibility: Channel Four Television, Elsevier Vendix, VPRO ; produced by Denis Wigman, Kees Kasander ; directed by Tom Phillips, Peter Greenaway ; distributed by RM Associates.

Abstract:

Radical, new visual techniques are used to bring the first eight cantos of Dante's Inferno to the screen. The film illustrates and complements Dante's text, re-creating a 600 year-old work as a late twentieth century post-modern masterpiece. Eminent scholars in visual sidebars interpret Dante's metaphors and symbolism.

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