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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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Bava’s Odyssey

#HappyBirthday MARIO BAVA (1914–1980) master of #Giallo , #Horror & #Light !!! pic.twitter.com/oxpxxjLla0 — Dr. Giallo (@Dr_Giallo) July 31, 2018 I learned on Twitter that today is Mario Bava’s birthday. This blog has been inspired by this Italian film director … Continue reading

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Reclaim Video on a Thursday Afternoon

While Reclaim Video officially opened two weeks ago,  it did not really dawn on me until almost a week later.  After the grand opening we locked in with MBS  then road tripped to get Centipede. But as it turns out people … Continue reading

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The Blog that Knew Too Much

Today I picked up this very large, colorful French film poster for Mario Bava’s 1963 film giallo The Girl Who Knew Too Much. It’s pretty special, and not just because it’s a cool piece of vintage film poster art for … Continue reading

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bava branding update

So, I did a couple of Daily Creates yesterday and today, and wham just like that I feel like I stepped through a portal that brought me back to the generative internet of people and things. It’s amazing how far just … Continue reading

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Nacho Cerdá is Phenomena!

Saw 2001: A Space Odyssey last night in 70MM at the relatively new movie theater Phenomena http://t.co/B23lwemtwC was awesome — Jim Groom (@jimgroom) June 11, 2015 One of the things I have been dying to writing about is the awesome … Continue reading

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Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)

@jimgroom Bava Snob — Martin Weller (@mweller) October 27, 2014 I try not to be, but whenever I see a Dario Argento film it’s hard not to compare his work to the master, Mario Bava. And with such a pairing, Argento always … Continue reading

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Hitchcock Motifs

UMW Art History professor JeanAnn Dabb is teaching a Freshman Seminar on Alfred Hitchcock. Few subjects in this world are more compelling than Hitchcock’s films, and it’s hard to think of a better excuse to run a course blog. So, that’s … Continue reading

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Some Raro Poliziottesco

Since my trip to Italy I’ve been thinking a lot about the Poliziottesco genre of Italian b-movies. I’ve also been watching my fair share. Raro Video, a publishing house located in Minneapolis, has been brilliant enough to re-release a lot of … Continue reading

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Il Giallo a Fumetti: Diabolik

Antonella bought me a Diabolik comic at the Mestre train station outside of Venice, Italy the other day. Diabolik is a fictional master thief and the anti-hero of Italy’s most popular fumetti (Italian for comic) which has been published monthly since 1962. What’s … Continue reading

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