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Divine Comedy Movies & Media Adaptations

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Media Adaptations

The Divine Comedy, or parts of it, has inspired a number of films: Giuseppe de Liguoro directed a silent feature in 1912, called Dante's Inferno; in 1924, Henry Otto directed another silent version with the same title. In 1935 Harry Lachman directed Spencer Tracy, Claire Trevor, Rita Hay worth, Yakima Cannutt and Dorothy Dix in a firm called Dante's Inferno, about a carnival concession that shows scenes from Dante's poem. Peter Greenaway produced TV Dante: The Inferno Cantos I-VIII. Greenaway shot his film on video for Channel Four television in Great Britain, where it aired in 1989. Tom Phillips wrote the screenplay for this highly stylized, almost experimental, interpretation of the first eight cantos of the Inferno. It features Sir John Gielgud as Virgil, Bob Peck as Dante's Pilgrim, and Joanne Whalley-Kilmer as Beatrice. Hard to find since its television debut, Greenaway and Phillips' graphic version is available as a Films for...

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