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A Bava design

I saw Jim’s post about his t-shirt daily create and decided to steal his idea, ’cause that’s what I do. Basically I wanted to get more Bava in the bava logo. I like the idea of bringing imagery into lettering, … Continue reading

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V for Vignelli

I’m glad that people appreciate The Vignelli Canon. It was written for people with a design background, but it works for those who claim to have little: the little booklet offered great insight to graphic design, with me someone who … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th

We’re planning on covering our final Bava film, Rabid Dogs, tomorrow on Friday the 13th. And as it falls on the 13th year, it’s double bad luck. Maybe it would have been more appropriate to do Twitch of the Death … Continue reading

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Of nature and hippies

One of the things we didn’t get to talk about from Twitch of the Death Nerve was the octopus or squid or whatever that thing was. I don’t know why it stood out for me – it’s only in a … Continue reading

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All’s well that ends well

I had never seen Twitch of the Death Nerve before. I guess I just figured I had outgrown Friday the 13th type movies, so I never put it in my Netflix queue. After the opening credits, we hear a fly … Continue reading

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Fumetti and mirrors

Danger: Diabolik was Bava’s first and only big budget film. He had been used to making $50,000 films. Here, Dino De Laurentiis gave him $3 million to work with. Bava left $2.6 million on the table. Since his forte had long been … Continue reading

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Art Imitating Art

As I watched Danger: Diabolik, I thought that hitchhiking scene looked very similar to something from a Heavy Metal comic strip from my degenerate youth. Not a direct copy, but a similar idea. Today I was fortunate to get a … Continue reading

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Friday Morning Bava Breakfast

We had a morning edition of the BavaFilmFest today, discussing Kill, Baby… Kill!. I said a little about the Hitchcock connection before, but today Jim brought up similarities to The Shining which hadn’t even occurred to me, being as dense as … Continue reading

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The Dead Eyes of Dr. Dracula

Next in line on the Bava film fest is Kill, Baby… Kill! – Operazione paura (Operation Fear) in Italian, and known in Germany as Die Toten Augen Des Dr. Dracula (The Dead Eyes of Dr. Dracula). Bava’s titles frequently played off … Continue reading

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They’re back!

So we finally got back on track with the Bava film fest. I was woefully underprepared but remembered a little of what I had blogged about before. And we tried, with a couple false starts, a different recording method. I’m … Continue reading

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