The Mario Bava Film School #1

Q: How do you light a scene taking place in a cavern at the centre of the earth with no conceivable light source?

Paranoid Park

A: Extravagantly.

But I would also accept “Jubilantly”, “Luridly”, and “With gusto”.

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2 Responses to “The Mario Bava Film School #1”

  1. Now there’s a man who knew how to light things.

  2. He certainly did. Bava’s style is so strong, he basically takes over those films he photographed for other directors — Esther and the King is clearly a Bava film, not a Walsh film.

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