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Dante's Inferno (1911) - Francesco Bertolini, Adolfo Padovan, and Giuseppe De Liguoro

I didn't know what to expect from this movie going into it. However, I was really intrigued. I haven't read Dante Alighieri's work but I know parts of the story. It wasn't too unfamiliar. Turns out I really enjoyed it. If you want to know about Inferno then check out this link.

L'Inferno, as it's called in native Italy, is the first full-length Italian feature film. It is a fantastic movie and one of the greatest silent pictures. The directors do a great job of making this movie seem so much larger than it actually is. Inferno draws little from the actual text of Dante but it follows the illustrations of Gustave Doré. 

The 'Divine Comedy' of Dante was inspired by a little girl,only nine years of age, when her beauty first impressed the poet.  Beatrice died at the age of twenty-four, and Dante's plan to immortalize her, resulted in one of the most stupendous achievements of human genius -- the Inferno.
The film has some amazing scenes and effects. The d…