Thursday, March 10, 2011

Oldest Extant Feature 100th Anniversary— L'Inferno (1911)

At long last, the oldest complete extant feature film turns 100 today (it's first screening), Italy's L'Inferno.  The films general release in Italy and France came in the ensuing weeks.  This terrific adaptation of Dante's Inferno is easily one of the best silents of it's era.  It's available on DVD, an excerpt below.