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Has anyone read Dante's "Inferno"???

Discussion in 'Nevermore' started by Ryan VH, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. [KOTNO]Narrot

    [KOTNO]Narrot Eats and spits corpses...

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    if you like the tempest watch prospero's books. it's a movie which has the tempest as text ... nice stuff
     
  2. Jace_Mereel

    Jace_Mereel Freakame, Freakayou!

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    Unfortunately, my high school didn't enjoy whoring out Shakespeare as much as I'd have liked so I only have the Tempest and Macbeth to do go by. In comparison Tempest > Macbeth. From what I remember, the former had a lot more depth do it.

    What are your thoughts on Othello?

    PS. They're remaking Beowulf again, this time with Angelina Jolie as Grendel's mom.
     
  3. Chromatose

    Chromatose Squid pro quo

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    pffft, but more importantly , Crispin Glover AS Grendel. Shame it's all creepy-tom-hanks-christmas-train-motion-capture CGI.
     
  4. Jace_Mereel

    Jace_Mereel Freakame, Freakayou!

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    George McFly?! Shoot, that'll be fun. The guy playing Beowulf looks old in everyday photos but schmokin' in the promos. I wonder which will show up on screen...
     
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    I'm seeing it for Hopkins and Malkovich. I've also known about it since April.
     
  6. pfft, you obviously haven't read the huge pile of dogshit called 'The Merchant of Venice' to compare.

    Macbeth is fucking genius.
     
  7. Söy

    Söy Manfred von Richthofen

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    how bout literature in foreign languages?

    faust is nucking futs... :erk:

    as well as the brother's grim tales being remarkably different than the english translations... very grim
     
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    Lunar Still Doodle drawrer

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    The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief
    He robs himself that spends a bootless grief.

    That's pretty much the only Othello I can quote directly... except maybe:

    I am one, sir, that comes to tell you your daughter
    and the Moor are now making the beast with two backs.

    Iago was a dick, but that line caused me a good chuckle.
     
  9. IM ANFANG WAR DIE TAT


    actually, that's all I know.

    </lame>
     
  10. Kvlt Wench

    Kvlt Wench sews no mercy

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    Macbeth = awesome.

    I generally find that Shakespeare's comedies are way weaker than the tragedies, just because the stories are pretty meh. Best plays are Troilus and Cressida, Julius Ceasar, Hamelt, and King Lear.

    I read the Pinsky translation of Dante's Inferno, which has the original Italian on one page, and the English translation on the other, which would be pretty neat if I read Italian.
     
  11. Mr.Sabado

    Mr.Sabado Tony El Tigre

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    dante's inferno is righteous.
     
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    *insert intelligent old writer rambling here*
     
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    ^ *Insert new kid trying to impress other new kids here*

    Go talk in some game thread if you're afraid of books.
     
  14. Burti

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    Who do I have to impress?

    No regular full out smiley? Lame. Instead I'll compensate with a large smiley :danceboy:

    Anyway, Dante's Inferno was pretty good. Satan seemed kinda bored. At least in the Canto 34.

    <MftS> Who the fuck is the one naming hurricanes?
    <MftS> They somehow manage to give them the least threatening names ever.
    <MftS> If I turned on the news and heard that Hurricane Erin was coming I'd think to myself, "Erin? I could take that slut."
    <MftS> If I turned on the news and heard that Hurricane Dicksmasher was approaching, I'd grab all the money in the house, shove it in my pockets, and get the fuck out of there.

    This is what I read. I do enjoy it quite a bit.
     

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