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Mario Bava’s 40th Anniversary

Volume 24, Issue 11-12 / November–December 2020

We celebrate the 40th anniversary of the death of Italy’s genre/filone maestro, Mario Bava. Fans of Mario Bava will be fascinated by Curti’s wide-ranging overview of the literary references, citations and influences in the films of Mario Bava. Influences that range from more refined literature (Nikolai Gogol, Aleksei Tolstoy, Guy de Maupassant, Chekhov, Dostoevsky, Pierre Klossowski, Mérimée) to more populist fiction (Agathe Christie, Rod Serling, Hillary Waugh).

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