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Stefano Baschiera and Russ Hunter

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780748693528

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693528.001.0001

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Bavaesque: The Making of Mario Bava as Italian Horror Auteur

Bavaesque: The Making of Mario Bava as Italian Horror Auteur

(p.79) 5. Bavaesque: The Making of Mario Bava as Italian Horror Auteur
Italian Horror Cinema

Peter Hutchings

Edinburgh University Press

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 described, with some justification, as ‘one of the most impressive books ever to have been written about any director’ (Williams, 2011: 162). The end result of over thirty years’ research, Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark has served to underline, reinforce and possibly clinch once and for all Mario Bava’s status as a major figure not merely in Italian horror cinema but in world horror as well. However, such status has been bestowed entirely retrospectively, for during his directorial career – which ran from 1960 through to the mid-1970s – Bava, while a respected figure in the Italian film industry, received little critical attention and was not generally known to the film-going public, either in his native Italy or elsewhere.

Keywords:   Mario Bava, Director, Auteur, Horror, Giallo

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