A silent Inferno from 1911 – “arguably the first ever blockbuster

 Via the the twitter account of Ewan Morrison, I came across this gem. The oldest existing feature length film is none other than a 1911 silent version of Dante’s Inferno from Italy. The whole thing is on YouTube:

For those who might prefer a suitably bite-sized chunk for our modern age, here are the bits from Ewan Morrison’s tweets:

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Who could not be terrified by these poking devils?:

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