Monday, March 9, 2009

Et Tu, Bava

Houndstooth is an insidious plague that creeps into my consciousness by the stealthiest of means. Here I am enjoying the Bava classic 5 DOLLS FOR AN AUGUST MOON when a pillow sneaks out from the background and completely obliterates my joy for the film. It makes it impossibly hard to watch knowing at any point the sick pillow might actually make it to the foreground of the composition. And what do I do in this situation?! Abandon my respect for Bava's immaculate art dec?! Knowing full well he was aware of the pillow and knowing he may have even placed it there for some unfathomable reason!! My only solace is that he is a classic horror director and his ugly purpose may only have been to terrify the people like me.

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