L'Inferno [ Dante's Inferno ] (1911)
Moonflix has collaborated with Mike Kiker to bring you this fabulously scored, restored, and colorized version of L’Inferno! L’Inferno is a 1911 Italian silent film, loosely adapted from Inferno, the first canticle of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. L’Inferno took over three years to make, and was the first full-length Italian feature film. Original release date: March 10, 1911.
This artistic piece is the result of many hours dedicated to the restoring, colorizing, and scoring (by Mike Kiker) and moonflix is excited to share it with you all!
This version of L’Inferno promises to bring a viewer experience like no other.
♫♫ Score by Mike Kiker (organist with St. James & The Apostles)
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Dante is barred from entering the hill of salvation by three beasts that bar his path (Avarice, Pride, and Lust). Beatrice descends from above and asks the poet Virgil to guide Dante through the Nine Circles of Hell. Virgil leads Dante to a cave where they find the river Acheron, over which Charon ferries the souls of the dead into Hell. They also see the three-headed Cerberus, and Geryon, a flying serpent with the face of a man. They see the Devil eating human beings whole, harpies eating the corpses of suicides, an evil man forced to carry his own severed head for eternity, people half buried in flaming lava, etc.
There follows a series of encounters in which the two meet up with a number of formerly famous historical figures whose souls were denied by both Heaven and Hell, and they listen to some of their tales told in flashback. These characters include Homer, Horace, Ovid, Lucanus, Cleopatra, Dido, the Queen of Carthage, the traitor Caiphus, Count Ugolino, Peter of Vigna, Francesca Da Rimini and her lover Paulo, Brutus and Cassius, Mohammed and Helen of Troy.
The main attraction of the film are the fantastic set designs depicting the horrors of Hell, with excessive violence and gore, designed to frighten the audience into becoming pious or God-fearing.
Directed by: Francesco Bertolini Adolfo Padovan Giuseppe De Liguoro
Based on: The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
Score by: Mike Kiker
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