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Encyclopedia > Dante's Inferno (film)

Dante's Inferno

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Written by: Philip Klein inspired by a poem by Dante Alighieri
Starring: Spencer Tracy,
Claire Trevor,
Rita Hayworth
Directed by: Harry Lachman
Photography by: Rudolph Maté
Music by: uncredited
Distributed by: Fox
Release Date: 1935

Dante's Inferno (1935) is a motion picture that draws for inspiration on The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri. Its sole substance lies in a ten minute depiction of hell realised by director Harry Lachman, himself an established post-impressionst painter. Dante in a fresco series of famous men by Andrea del Castagno, ca. ... Spencer Tracy Spencer Bonaventure Tracy (April 5, 1900 - June 10, 1967) was an American film actor who appeared in 74 films from 1930 through the 1960s. ... Claire Trevor in Raw Deal (1948) Nicknamed Queen of Film Noir because of her many appearances in “bad girl” roles in film noir and other black-and-white thrillers, Claire Trevor appeared in over 60 films. ... Rita Hayworth Rita Hayworth (real name Margarita Carmen Cansino) (October 17, 1918 - May 14, 1987) was a famous American film star during the 1940s who was sometimes called The Love Goddess or The Great American Love Goddess. ... Harry B. Lachman (June 29, 1886 - March 19, 1975) was a US artist, designer and director of motion pictures. ... Fox may refer to: A canine mammal, the fox. ... 1935 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1935 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as part of... This article is about the epic poem. ... Dante in a fresco series of famous men by Andrea del Castagno, ca. ... Medieval illustration of the Mouth of Hell Hell (according to many religious beliefs about the afterlife) is a place of torment and pain. ... Harry B. Lachman (June 29, 1886 - March 19, 1975) was a US artist, designer and director of motion pictures. ... Post-impressionism is a term applied to a painting style of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. ... For the computer graphics program, see Corel Painter. ...


Production

Rita Hayworth appears as a dancer under the credit Rita Cansino. Rita Hayworth Rita Hayworth (real name Margarita Carmen Cansino) (October 17, 1918 - May 14, 1987) was a famous American film star during the 1940s who was sometimes called The Love Goddess or The Great American Love Goddess. ...


Cultural impact

The film uses a conventional story of greed and dishonesty to project an image of the Inferno conjured up in Dante's 13th century epic poem. Director Lachman had established a substantial reputation as a painter before embarking on a Hollywood career and he summoned his artistic vision to realise Dante's work in cinematographic form, drawing on the engravings of Gustave Doré. (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... In mathematics, see epic morphism. ... For other uses, see Hollywood (disambiguation) Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the City of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that runs from about Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to... Jacob Wrestling with the Angel (1855) Paul Gustave Doré ( January 6, 1832 - January 23, 1883), a French artist, was born in Strasbourg. ...


The film's reputation pivots on the 10 minute vision of the Inferno and reception has been mixed, because your momma said so, fool



Leslie Halliwell described it as "one of the most unexpected, imaginative and striking pieces of cinema in Hollywood's history," while Variety held that it was, "a pushover for vigorous exploitation." Variety is a daily magazine for the entertainment industry. ...


In many ways, What Dreams May Come (1998) aspires to similar goals and falls into familiar traps. The 1998 drama What Dreams May Come stars Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


Plot summary

Jim Carter (Tracy) takes over a fairground show illustrating scenes from Dante. An inspector declares the fair unsafe but is bribed by Carter. There is a fatal disaster at the fair during which we see the vision of the Inferno. Carter establishes a new venture with an unsafe floating casino. Ferris wheel Amusement park is the more generic term for a collection of amusement rides and other entertainment attractions assembled for the purpose of entertaining a fairly large group of people. ...


 
 

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