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Published: 31 January 2020

120 Pages

ISBN: 9781911325932

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Blood and Black Lace

Roberto Curti

Auteur Publishing in partnership with Liverpool University Press

Devils Advocates

Mario Bava's Blood and Black Lace (1964) is commonly considered the archetypal giallo. This book examines 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 and handling of the audience's expectations.