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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
L'inferno by Giuseppe de Liguoro with added music by Zbigniew Preisner

L'Inferno is a 1911 silent film by Giuseppe de Liguoro, loosely adapted from Dante's The Divine Comedy and presented to a Parisian public by Ricciotto Canudo in the same year to inaugurate "The Birth of the Sixth Art".

L'Inferno was first screened in Naples in the Teatro Mercandante on March 10, 1911. The film took over three years to make and was the first full-length Italian feature film ever made. The film was an international success, taking more than $2 million in the United States alone. It is considered by many scholars and fans as being the finest film adaptation of Dante's work to date.

The film was released on DVD in 2004, with a score by Tangerine Dream. Although TD's score was not composed specifically for the film (it had been released earlier), it fits well. The popularity of Tangerine Dream has certainly helped the sales of the DVD.

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