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:


Who could not be terrified by these poking devils?:


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s