Old Ass Movies: Happy 100th Birthday, ‘L’Inferno’

Your weekly fix of great movies made before you were born that you should check out before you die. This week’s Old Ass Movies celebrates the birthday of a movie that saw theaters for the first time a century ago. On March 10, 1911 (one hundred years and three days ago), L’Inferno played at the Teatro Mercandante in Naples, Italy. It was the first Italian feature-length film, it was a massive financial success, and it still exists for our viewing pleasure today. The question is, can it be seen for pure enjoyment or solely as a curious historical artifact of a more primitive filmmaking time? Can an audience in 2011 love a movie from 1911? L’Inferno (1911) Directed by: Francesco Bertolini, Adolpho Padovan, and Giuseppe de Liguoro Starring: Salvatore Papa, Arturo Pirovano, Giuseppe de Liguoro, and Augusto Milla Production Design by: Francesco Bertolini It’s a testament to mankind’s dedication to art that this film is available on
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