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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 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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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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Dan Brown’s Inferno, Bio-Plagues, Quarantine, and Ebola

One of the bits of incidental information we learned from Dan Brown’s 2013 novel, Inferno, is that the English-language word “quarantine” comes from the Italian word quaranta, meaning forty, which is the number of days ships were required to be … Continue reading

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Dante and the Visual Arts (Continued)

The Metropolitan Museum is currently displaying some of its treasures in a focused show on French 19th century sculptor, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux. Much less known today than Auguste Rodin (who was 13 years younger than Carpeaux, but lived well into the 20th century), Carpeaux … Continue reading

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Dante quote kicks off another TV show’s new season

We have noted previously that in the “Dante Spring” of 2013, when Dan Brown’s novel, Inferno, was on the press, the new season of Mad Men premiered with a scene that depicted Don Draper in Hawaii reading Dante’s Inferno with … Continue reading

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Josh Gad pretends to read Dante to promote his new column in USA Today

In a major TV advertising campaign for USA Today, actor Josh Gad assumes a cartoonish look of an retro-intellectual—smoking jacket, pipe, etc.—and pretends to be reading from Dante’s Inferno—all in the madcap pursuit of promoting his pop culture column in … Continue reading

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