Dante’s Inferno

1/2007

Dispatch.ist status:

Very high on the list, this looks like a fun take on the classic, haven’t watched, looking forward!

Synopsis

A darkly humorous, paper puppet modern urban adaptation of Inferno…or more accurately, of Sandow Birk and Marcus Sanders’s 2004 adaptation of Divine Comedy.

Notes

The artwork in this film, and much of its tone, is based on the 2004 “Divine Comedy” by Birk and Sanders, which is absolutely worth a look. It’s got some of the tone of modern fantasy book covers, but is adapting Inferno to a gritty, distorted Los Angeles.  

Review

Jacob – We haven’t seen it yet, but this one was what sparked the idea for this little Dante project. It looks really fun. “Puppet theater” gives the film a vintage, intimate look that’s entirely at odds with the project. 

Faithfulness

This modern, urban adaptation seems to draw heavily on Dante and Gustave Dore for its imagery, and seems to be strongly based on the source material, a 21st century retelling with a scoop of satire. More when we see it. 

Watchability

Haven’t seen it yet, but it looks like a good film if you don’t mind a fast-and-loose interpretation. That said, IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes give it a 7 out of 10, above average but not top tier. Maybe better if you’re actually in the Hell Fandom. More as we see it.  – Jacob

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