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

By Amilcare Iannucci

The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) is without doubt one of the seminal works of western literature. Its influence on sleek tradition has been huge, immense, nourishing a plethora of 20th century authors from Joyce and Borges to Kenzaburo Oe. even if Dante's impression within the literary sphere is definitely documented, little or no has been written on his both making a choice on position within the evolution of the visible media special to our instances, particularly, cinema and tv. Dante, Cinema, and tv corrects this oversight.

The essays, from a large diversity of disciplines, disguise the impression 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 impression on particular administrators, actors, and episodes, on national/regional cinema and tv, and on genres. in addition they contemplate different modes of appropriation by means of cinema and tv. Dante, Cinema, and tv demonstrates the numerous refined ways that Dante's Divine Comedy has been given 'new life' via cinema and tv, and underscores the large volume of Dante's endurance within the smooth world.

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Surrounded by water which flows 14 Amilcare A. 31-4). But now this domain is at the top, more in keeping with today's urban scene and Satan's tightening grip on his empire, the latter underscored by Milton's carefree tottering on the building's edge in front of a startled and nervous Kevin. Moreover, Milton's 5th Avenue luxury penthouse is at the top of an apartment building reserved for his close associates. The trappings of it are bare. Gigantic stone pillars bring to mind the towering giants of Inferno 31, and there is a huge fireplace with, of course, a permanently blazing fire.

Per essa e con essa la commedia reale della vita, gli avvenimenti piu important! storici, le scoperte della scienza, le maraviglie dell'industria e del commercio, le gloriose bellezze dell'arte, quelle piu riposte della natura e le meglio grandiose ... e mille altre cose ... ottengono realta, valore, efficacia, risultato lodevolissimo educativo, morale e di progresso ... le meravigliose antichita di Grecia, di Roma, di Babilonia, dell'Assiria, del1'Egitto, del Messico, del Giappone, della Cina, delle Indie, eccetera, i costumi dei popoli, si antichi che moderni, i ghiacciai dei poli, quelle zone iperboree non del tutto ancora rivelate, la loro fauna ...

Industrializzazione' 22-3) 26 John P. Welle [In the years 1896-97, when the Lumiere Brothers of Lyon obtained their first successes, making films and organizing public screenings for pay with their Cinematographic, the cinematic spectacle had all the requirements for becoming immediately popular, to transform itself into a kind of 'theatre of the poor': it was, in fact, an elementary entertainment, based on the photographic image in movement and therefore accessible also to those without means, to the illiterate (who in 1901 still constituted almost half of the Italian population); it didn't last more than a half hour and its first, naive little stories were immediately comprehensible to a public that found again on the screen characters and genres of popular narrative, the same that were recurring in the Panoramas, in the Dioramas, in circus spectacles, and in the magic lantern shows.

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