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The Evil Eye

As Paul Bond already noted, there was a reprisal of the Bavafest last week. We got to talk about the maestro of b-movies, Mario Bava, with Antonio Vantaggiato’s class on Cine y Cultura Italiana at Sagrado. Short version of this post: it … Continue reading

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Once Upon A Time in the West – Opening Scene

The opening scene from Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) may very well be the greatest opening scene of any film ever. And I mean ever, I can’t even think of anything remotely close, save maybe … Continue reading

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Dreaming in 3-D

I’m getting deeper and deeper into this issue of Filmfax, and I have to say it’s a gem. I just finished the first installment of Vincent Di Fate’s “3-D Cinema: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” which gave a nice overview of … Continue reading

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Bava does S&M

I watched Mario Bava’s The Whip and the Body (1963) last night, and I found it rather provocative, or should I say evocative? 🙂 I hadn’t yet seen this “lost classic” of Bava’s, and I finally talked Antonella into watching … Continue reading

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Cronenberg on Warhol

Another gem from my Ubuweb video feed. Just found this series of audio files that feature David Cronenberg curating an Andy Warhol exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto back in 2006. Here’s a nice quote from Cronenberg … Continue reading

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