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Blood And Black Lace
sign swinging in the dark in the rain and we, after only 1'30", we
stuck to the video, won by "Blood And Black Lace” We dare,
because you can’t judge a book by its cover, but Bava is a master
and then, yes, you must have already heard about this movie. Otherwise
you can not be considered a cinefile. .
And here we have the cornerstone of the thriller, a milestone of
victims and killers a movie from which many have taken something and
from everyone has learned many.
In all honesty the great Mario Bava creates a masterpiece thanks to an
unrivaled aesthetics and some great ideas. Because the plot is not
perfect and Bava prefers to focus almost everything on the beauty of
the package. And if you think that we speak like that because we are
clever men of two thousand who have already seen liters of blood and
vicious killers, we report the words of a review of the time "(...)
Preciously photographed in color by Ubaldo Terzano with the most
exquisite ticks, the film gives the thrills and emotions most with the
excellent technique of the director than to the tottering ideas of a
clumsy screenplay (...)" Well, clumsy is too much, because the
screenplay isn’t memorable, but isn’t bad and then it works
and is at the service of the art of Bava and Terzano .
Many stereotypes of the genre, such as deserts and sinister places that
attract people , a trigger rather than normal and a inept police lead
the viewer into this story set in an elegant Roman atelier, in which
begin to be murdered several models. We see stories about drugs, money
and betrayal, with a fascinating masked killer movie and in kill in a
very violent way. Themes and manners really new for that era and can
define all the features of the genre.
Also helped by a glamour set, Bava can shows his skills to manage well few things available.
And so Bava he makes, clothes, hairstyles, the protagonists of refined
lights, seen by reflected a great eye, while a simple stove and a bath
are the place of violent murders. And not just that because the dummies
mix and mingle with the models, removing the personification of the
characters and giving us a strong symbolic message. And yet , not only
that because the sign swinging in the dark at the beginning of the film
is a symbol, by none other than the " Cahiers du Cinema" which asks the
meaning to the director who, however, didn’t even remember to
have shot the scene. History as usual on the border between legend and
reality, as Bava and his filmography, always hanging between being a
skilled craftsman and a fine artist who loved to hide his skills.
This remains, however , an essential movie for anyone who has said at least once in life "I love cinema”.
Titolo Originale: Sei Donne Per L’Assassino
Titoli Alternativi: Six Women for the Murderer,Fashion House of Death
(Internazionale), Seis mujeres para un asesino (Argentina),Der
Würger mit der Maske (Austria), Seis Mulheres
Para o Assassino (Brasile), Jernhånden i rædselsnatten
(Danimarca), Seis mujeres para el asesino (Spagna), Himotappaja,
Lustmördaren, Verta ja mustaa pitsiä (Finlandia),6 Femmes
pour l'assassin, L'atelier de la peur (Francia), 6 gynaikes gia to
dolofono, Aima kai mavri dantella, Aima sti mavri dantela (Grecia), Hat
halott modell, Hat nö és a gyilkos (Ungheria), 6 mujeres
para el asesino, Seis mujeres para el asesino (Messico), Blood
and Black Lace (USA), Blutige Seide (Germania),
Regia: Mario Bava
Cast: Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok, Thomas Reiner, Ariana Gorini, Dante
Di Paolo, Mary Arden, Franco Ressel, Claude Dantes, Luciano Pigozzi,
Lea Leander, Massimo Righi
Casa di Produzione: Emmepi Cinematografica, Les Productions Georges de Beauregard, Monachia Film