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Lit Hub: “We Sent a Poet To Watch Inferno So You Don’t Have To”

This LitHub critique of the movie version of Inferno by poet Mary Jo Bang was spot on. Excerpts below. Full article here. Mary Jo Bang Takes in Tom Hanks on a Friday Night in Missouri November 17, 2016 By Peter … Continue reading

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The 700 Year Old Lessons of Dante’s Inferno As Applied to the 2016 Presidential Campaign

Op-Ed by Dan Burstein “Some days our presidential campaign can seem like Dante’s Inferno,” President Obama said to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi during the Italian leader’s recent White House visit. Obama’s remark about the Clinton/Trump campaign was in the context … Continue reading

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Battle of the Infernos

Among the curious coincidences surrounding the release of Inferno, the Ron Howard/Sony/Tom Hanks film version of Dan Brown’s 2013 novel of the same title, is the fact that Netflix is premiering another inferno today—Werner Herzog’s documentary Into the Inferno. The big … Continue reading

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The Secrets of Zobrist, Part 3: Will the Inferno movie make Zobrist more of a villain than Dan Brown himself did in his book?

In the Inferno book, as well as in interviews Dan Brown gave at the time of the book’s publication in 2013, the mega-selling author is clearly undecided on whether Zobrist is as evil as he seems. Yes, Zobrist is made … Continue reading

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The Secrets of Zobrist, Part 2: Tom Hanks sees US election warning in thriller ‘Inferno’

Tom Hanks, who is reprising his role as Robert Langdon in Inferno, the third movie to have been based on one of Dan Brown’s books, has had some interesting political comments to make about the mad scientist/biotech billionaire anti-hero Bertrand … Continue reading

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The Secrets of Zobrist, Part 1: Dan Brown and the World Series…coincidence or an Inferno synchronicity?

With the movie version of Dan Brown’s 2013 bestseller Inferno set to open October 28, we are mindful of a plot-worthy confluence of time, character, and circumstance. In doing the research for our own 2013 book, Secrets of Inferno, we … Continue reading

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Very felicitous: Felicity Jones to star in film version of Dan Brown’s Inferno?

According to well-informed Hollywood sources, British actress Felicity Jones is being romanced to star as Sienna Brooks in the film version of Dan Brown’s 2013 novel, Inferno. Close readers of the novel (and those who followed our book, Secrets of Inferno) … Continue reading

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