Bava once stated that movies were “a magician’s forge”: “They allow you to build a story with your hands,” he said, “… at least, that’s what it means to me. What attracts me in movies is to be presented with a problem and be able to solve it. Nothing else; just to create an illusion, and effect, with almost nothing.” And that is exactly what one sees in this clever admission of handcrafted artistry. With Black Sabbath, Bava joyfully revels in the romanticized sentiment of movie magic.
October 14, 2015