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Title A TV Dante [videorecording].

Published London : Connoisseur Video, c1993.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store VID  851.1 TVDA  VHS video cassette    AVAILABLE
Physical description 1 videocassette (VHS) (92 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Notes "A K.G.P. Ltd. Dante, B.V. co-production for Channel Four Television. c.1988 Dante B.V."
Contents The Inferno: Cantos I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VIII.
Credits Producers, Denis Wigman, Kees Kasander; directors, Tom Phillips, Peter Greenaway.
Performers John Gielgud as Virgil; Bob Peck as Dante; Joanne Whalley as Beatrice.
Summary Peter Greenaway's collaboration with the artist Tom Phillips transforms one of the greatest and best known works of art, Dante's 600 year old Inferno, into a post-modern television piece. Utilizing radical new visual techniques, Greenaway and Phillips illustrate and illuminate Dante's text with dazzling imagery and a soundtrack that comments, counterpoints and clarifies. There are visual footnotes delivered by relevant authorities, and these often perform the function of narration as well as explanation. The result is a multilayered video journey through Dante's vision of the underworld, or hell.
Other author Peck, Bob, 1945-
Greenaway, Peter.
Phillips, Tom, 1937-
Gielgud, John, 1904-2000
Whalley, Joanne.
Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Inferno. English.
Channel Four (Great Britain)
Connoisseur Video (Firm)
Subject Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Inferno. English.
Video art.
Television adaptations.
Variant Title Inferno: Cantos I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VIII.