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Blood and black lace

Author: Roberto Curti
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Auteur, 2020.
Series: Devil's advocates.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
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 luxurious fashion house in Rome, Blood and Black Lace set the rules for the genre: a masked, black-gloved killer, an emphasis on graphic violence, elaborate and suspenseful murder sequences. But Blood and Black Lace is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Mario Bava; Mario Bava
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roberto Curti
ISBN: 9781911325949 1911325949 9781800347502 1800347502
OCLC Number: 1139246091
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed February 03, 2020).
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro --
Contents --
Prologue (and Epilogue) --
1. Bava Goes Fashion --
2. Under the Sign of the Giallo --
3. Something To Do With Women, Something To Do With Death --
4. On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts --
5. A World of Mannequins --
6. Dressed to Kill --
7. A Matter of Style --
8. The Evil Eye --
9. The Rules of the Game --
10. From the Page to the Screen --
11. A Celibate Founder --
12. The Red Telephone --
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Series Title: Devil's advocates.
Responsibility: Roberto Curti.

Abstract:

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 luxurious fashion house in Rome, Blood and Black Lace set the rules for the genre: a masked, black-gloved killer, an emphasis on graphic violence, elaborate and suspenseful murder sequences. But Blood and Black Lace is first and foremost an exquisitely stylish film, full of gorgeous color schemes, elegant camerawork, and surrealistic imagery, testimony of Bava's mastery and his status as an innovator within popular cinema. This book recollects Blood and Black Lace's production history, putting it within the context of the Italian film industry of the period and includes plenty of previously unheard-of data. It analyzes its main narrative and stylistic aspects, including the groundbreaking prominence of violence and sadism and its use of color and lighting, as well as Bava's irreverent approach to genre filmmaking and clever handling of the audience's expectations by way of irony and pitch-black humor. The book also analyzes Blood and Black Lace's place within Bava's oeuvre, its historical impact on the giallo genre, and its influential status on future filmmakers.

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