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Dante : inferno to paradise / Steeplechase Films ; directed by Ric Burns ; producer, Leigh Howell, Bonnie Lafave ; written by Ric Burns, Riccardo Bruscagli.

Burns, Ric, (film director,, screenwriter.). Howell, Leigh, (film producer.). Lafave, Bonnie, (film producer.). Bruscagli, Riccardo, (screenwriter.). Cox, Alan, 1970- (actor,, narrator.). Fazzini, Antonio, (actor.). Keane, Brian, (musician.). Fraser, Fattori, (actor.). Steeplechase Films Inc., (production company.). PBS Distribution (Firm), (distributor.). Alan Cox, Antonio Fazzini, Fattori Fraser, Dikran Tulaine. (Cast).

Dante Alighieri's "The Divine Comedy" is arguably the greatest single work ever created in the history of Western literature. Explore the mesmerizing story, at once dreamlike and hyper-real, that unfolds within the poem itself; the story of how Dante managed to create it under such unpromising circumstances, and how it has been transmitted over time.

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  • ISBN: 9781531713591
  • ISBN: 1531713599
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (240 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: New York : PBS Distribution, [2024]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2024.
Wide screen.
Bonus features: disc 1, Lucifer's fall and the geography of Hell ; disc 2, Terza Rima and the structure of "The Divine Comedy".
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1: The inferno -- Disc 2. The resurrection.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Editors, Omry Maoz (and 6 others) ; Director of Photography, Buddy Squires, Tim Craigg, Music, Brian Keane.
Participant or Performer Note:
Alan Cox, Antonio Fazzini, Fattori Fraser, Dikran Tulaine.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: TV14.
Grade High School (9-12).
System Details Note:
DVD, wide screen, NTSC, 5.1 surround, region 1.
Source of Description Note:
Title from disc surface.
Subject: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Authors, Italian > Italy > 13th century > Biography.
Poets, Italian > To 1500 > Biography.
Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Divina commedia > Criticism and interpretation.
Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Authors, Italian > Itali > 13th century.
Poets, Italian > To 1500.
Genre: Nonfiction films.
Documentary films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

Available copies

  • 0 of 1 copy available at Berks County. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at RACC.


  • 2 current holds with 1 total copy.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Status Due Date Courses
RACC PQ4471.D1 D36 2024 (Text) 33624024876060 New DVD In Transit -

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