Dante, Cinema, and Television (Toronto Italian Studies) by Amilcare Iannucci

By Amilcare Iannucci

The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) is among the seminal works of western literature. Its impression on smooth tradition has been huge, immense, nourishing a plethora of 20th century authors from Joyce and Borges to Kenzaburo Oe. even supposing Dante's impact within the literary sphere is easily documented, little or no has been written on his both picking out position within the evolution of the visible media specific to our occasions, specifically, cinema and tv. Dante, Cinema, and tv corrects this oversight.

The essays, from a vast variety of disciplines, disguise the impact of the Divine Comedy from cinema's silent period on via to the period of sound and the arrival of tv, in addition to its effect on particular administrators, actors, and episodes, on national/regional cinema and tv, and on genres. additionally they think about the various modes of appropriation via cinema and tv. Dante, Cinema, and tv demonstrates the various sophisticated ways that Dante's Divine Comedy has been given 'new life' by way of cinema and tv, and underscores the super volume of Dante's endurance within the glossy world.

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Its length, its cost, its innovative special effects, and its publicity campaign distinguish L'Infernoby Milano Films as the first true Italian colossal. It contributed significantly to a tendency toward multi-reel or feature length films. The passage from the short to the longer feature film, inaugurated by Dante's Inferno, helped to kick off the boom era of the Italian silent cinema and allowed film to compete favourably with the theatre for the first time as a spectacle worthy of the attention of the traditional literary/cultural elite.

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