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Bavaesque: The Making of Mario Bava as Italian Horror Auteur

Peter Hutchings

in Italian Horror Cinema

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780748693528
eISBN:
9781474421997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693528.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In 2007 the writer/critic Tim Lucas published Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark. This massive tome, glossily produced, extensively illustrated, and over 1,100 pages long, has since been ... More


The exclusion of giallo films from the history of Italian cinema

Valentina Vitali

in Capital and popular cinema: The dollars are coming!

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719099656
eISBN:
9781526109774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099656.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The first part of this chapter looks at how the global changes described in the previous chapter manifested themselves in Italy and offers evidence that there the kind of capital typically associated ... 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


The Slasher Film

Bryan Turnock

in Studying Horror Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325895
eISBN:
9781800342460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325895.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter argues that of all the horror genre's many strands and variations, the original 'slasher' cycle of the 1970s and early 1980s remains the most disreputable and critically vilified, yet ... More


Kings of Terror, Geniuses of Crime: Giallo Cinema and Fumetti Neri

Leon Hunt

in Italian Horror Cinema

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780748693528
eISBN:
9781474421997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693528.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Any attempt to nominate this or that film as the ‘first’ giallo has to negotiate the question of which version of this notoriously slippery term is being used – the giallo in its more inclusive ... More


Context

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/9781906733834.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter introduces Mario Bava, who was born on 29 July 1914 in Sanremo, Liguria and a 'figlio d'arte' or a child of the arts. It talks about Bava's father who provided his ties to the film ... More


A Celibate Founder

Roberto Curti and Roberto Curti

in Blood and Black Lace

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781911325932
eISBN:
9781800342538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325932.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at the popularity of Mario Bava, which was already a prestigious name in the context of the genre cinema in Italy and abroad. It talks about Bava that was mentioned on the cover of ... 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


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


On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts

Roberto Curti and Roberto Curti

in Blood and Black Lace

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781911325932
eISBN:
9781800342538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325932.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes the baroque complexity of the murder scenes in Blood and Black Lace (6 donne per l'assassino). It explains how the film was modelled after Alfred Hitchcock, who had always given ... 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


Italian Horror Cinema

Stefano Baschiera and Russ Hunter (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780748693528
eISBN:
9781474421997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693528.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The first book-length academic investigation of Italian horror cinema, from the silent era to the present, this collection brings together for the first time a range of contributions aimed at a new ... More


Blood and Black Lace

Roberto Curti

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781911325932
eISBN:
9781800342538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325932.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Mario Bava's Blood and Black Lace (1964) is a legendary title, and is commonly considered as the archetypal giallo. A murder mystery about a faceless and menacing killer stalking the premises of a ... 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


From the Page to the Screen

Roberto Curti and Roberto Curti

in Blood and Black Lace

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781911325932
eISBN:
9781800342538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325932.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter concentrates on the 10-page synopsis of “Soggetto cinematografico” and the 156-page script for the film The Atelier of Death (L'atelier della morte), which were both credited to Marcello ... 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


Something To Do With Women, Something To Do With Death

Roberto Curti and Roberto Curti

in Blood and Black Lace

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781911325932
eISBN:
9781800342538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325932.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter highlights diverse influences that resulted in the film Blood and Black Lace (6 donne per l'assassino). It explains how Mario Bava and his co-scriptwriters expunged all traces of humour ... More


A Matter of Style

Roberto Curti and Roberto Curti

in Blood and Black Lace

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781911325932
eISBN:
9781800342538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325932.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses how Mario Bava opted color for his film Blood and Black Lace (6 donne per l'assassino), which he had also done in his previous horror films. It talks about Bava's employment of ... More


Black Sunday

Martyn Conterio

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733834
eISBN:
9781800342156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733834.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Despite its reputation as one of the greatest and most influential of all horror films, there is surprisingly little literature dedicated to Mario Bava's Black Sunday (1960), and this work is the ... More


Prologue (and Epilogue)

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/9781911325932.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides an overview of Mario Bava's film Blood and Black Lace (6 donne per l'assassino) in 1964. It mentions critics and commentators of the Blood and Black Lace movie who were ... More


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