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Introduction

Martyn Conterio

in Devil’s Advocates

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733834
eISBN:
9781800342156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733834.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter introduces Mario Bava, who made his officially credited directorial debut with Black Sunday, which took inspiration from a 19th-century short story, Viy, written by Ukrainian author ... More


Conclusion

Martyn Conterio

in Black Sunday

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733834
eISBN:
9781800342156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733834.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at the traditional Gothic ambience, the surrealist-tinged irrationality, the fairy-tale plot and graphic violence that were combined to make Mario Bava's Black Sunday stand out and ... More


Production and Reception

Martyn Conterio

in Black Sunday

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733834
eISBN:
9781800342156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733834.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses how Mario Bava's Black Sunday began production on 28 March at Scalera Film studios, which was considered an intense shoot that lasted six weeks and wrapped on 7 May. It ... More


Analysis

Martyn Conterio

in Black Sunday

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733834
eISBN:
9781800342156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733834.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Mario Bava's debut feature film, Black Sunday, which is considered to be among the most stylish horror films ever made and won praise for its delicious look and cinematography. ... More


Black Sunday’s Legacy

Martyn Conterio

in Black Sunday

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733834
eISBN:
9781800342156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733834.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Black Sunday's influence that was not only felt in the movies. It mentions Marvel man Jack Kirby that used the central Mask of Satan image and the character Javuto as ... More


Influences & Adaptation

Martyn Conterio

in Black Sunday

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733834
eISBN:
9781800342156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733834.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes Mario Bava's Black Sunday as a fairy tale with an occasional emphasis on the grim that is rife with both literary and cinematic references. It discusses Bava's use of visual ... More


The Birth of Italian Horror

Martyn Conterio

in Black Sunday

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733834
eISBN:
9781800342156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733834.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the rise of Italian genre cinema and its venerable golden age that was assisted by financial incentives and funding awards. It recounts how Mario Bava's Black Sunday became a ... More


Violence in Macbeth – ‘Steeped in blood …’

Rebekah Owens

in Macbeth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325130
eISBN:
9781800342521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325130.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses how William Shakespeare's Macbeth offered Roman Polanski scope for a realisation of the evil inherent in the human conditioning its setting of eleventh-century Scotland and the ... More


Bava Goes Fashion

Roberto Curti and Roberto Curti

in Devil’s Advocates

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781911325932
eISBN:
9781800342538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325932.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter recounts Mario Bava's seventh official solo feature film as a director, a present-day thriller set in the world of high fashion titled The Atelier of Death (L'atelier della morte). It ... More


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