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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 Inferno movie is moving toward production

Dan Brown’s 2013 novel Inferno is moving rapidly from page to screen. Sony Pictures, actor Tom Hanks, and director Ron Howard have apparently all agreed to make their third Dan Brown/Robert Langdon adventure flick, following the box office successes of … Continue reading

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The Great Artists Influenced by Dante

The use of great visual art in service to telling his action adventure stories has been a Dan Brown trademark: Bernini’s Ecstasy of St. Theresa in his Angels & Demons, Leonardo’s Last Supper in The Da Vinci Code, and, to … Continue reading

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The Epigraph and Epilogue of Dan Brown’s Inferno:

Fire and Ice, Dante, and JFK, and the Perils of Moral Neutrality (Warning: This commentary  contains spoilers regarding the plot of Dan Brown’s Inferno). By Dan Burstein The epigraph that opens Dan Brown’s Inferno reads as follows: “The darkest places in hell are … Continue reading

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Secrets of Dan Brown: He Doesn’t Like Faulkner

It will not come as a shock to literary critics, but Dan Brown admits he doesn’t much like William Faulkner. Headlining the Miami Book Fair in November, Brown had this to say about the 1949 Nobel Laureate, widely regarded as … Continue reading

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Drones, Dan Brown, and Leonardo

Contemporary fiction continues to incorporate new technology into its plots, and Dan Brown is part of one of the latest trends of authors integrating the use of drones into their stories. Inferno‘s helicopter drone is a deliberate reference to the Renaissance–era … Continue reading

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