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Blood and Black Lace$
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Roberto Curti

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781911325932

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781911325932.001.0001

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Prologue (and Epilogue)

Prologue (and Epilogue)

(p.7) Prologue (and Epilogue)
(p.3) Devil’s Advocates

Roberto Curti

Roberto Curti

Liverpool University Press

This chapter provides an overview of Mario Bava's film Blood and Black Lace (6 donne per l'assassino) in 1964. It mentions critics and commentators of the Blood and Black Lace movie who were spellbound by its fascinating visual analogy that links the opening and final images. It also looks into analyzations of the film that proposes the most disparate interpretations. The chapter discusses Bava's demystifying explanation of his movie in an interview published in 1979, just one year before his death. It talks about the significance of the opening scene of Blood and Black Lace and interprets the connection between the signboard swinging at the beginning, during a rainstorm, and the telephone falling on the ground.

Keywords:   Mario Bava, Blood and Black Lace, visual analogy, signboard, rainstorm

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