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Mario Bava

Film Director / Screenwriter / Cinematographer / Writer / Film Producer | * 07/31/1914 († 65, 04/27/1980) | Sanremo, Liguria (Italy)
Mario Bava (31 July 1914 – 25 April 1980) was an Italian filmmaker who worked variously as a director, cinematographer, special effects artist and screenwriter, frequently referred to as the "Master of Italian Horror" and the "Master of the Macabre". His low-budget genre films, known for their distinctive visual flair and stylish technical ingenuity, feature recurring themes and imagery concerning the conflict between illusion and reality, as well as the destructive capacity of human nature. After providing special effects work and other assistance on productions like Hercules (1958) and Caltiki – The Immortal Monster (1959), Bava made his official feature directorial debut with the horror film Black Sunday, released in 1960. He went on to direct such films as The Girl Who Knew Too Much, Black Sabbath, The Whip and the Body (all released in 1963), ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Horror

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Movies with Mario Bava as Actor(6)

as Angel with Harp (uncredited)1966 Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs
as Uncle Augusto1963 The Girl Who Knew Too Much
as Mexican at police station (uncredited)1959 Caltiki, the Immortal Monster

Movies with Mario Bava as Crew(152)

Camera/Director of Photography2021 Balocchi e profumi
Crew/Thanks1980 Inferno
Crew/Second Unit1980 Inferno
Directing/Director1979 The Venus of Ille
Camera/Director of Photography1977 Shock
Directing/Director1977 Shock
Crew/Special Effects1977 Shock
Camera/Director of Photography1975 The House of Exorcism
Directing/Director1975 The House of Exorcism
Writing/Screenplay1975 The House of Exorcism
Crew/Special Effects Coordinator1974 Moses the Lawgiver
Camera/Director of Photography1974 Rabid Dogs
Directing/Director1974 Rabid Dogs
Camera/Director of Photography1973 Lisa and the Devil
Directing/Director1973 Lisa and the Devil
Writing/Screenplay1973 Lisa and the Devil
Camera/Director of Photography1972 Baron Blood
Directing/Director1972 Baron Blood
Writing/Screenplay1972 Baron Blood
Camera/Director of Photography1971 A Bay of Blood
Directing/Director1971 A Bay of Blood
Writing/Screenplay1971 A Bay of Blood
Camera/Director of Photography1971 Four Times That Night
Directing/Director1971 Four Times That Night
Art/Title Designer1970 Hatchet for the Honeymoon
Camera/Director of Photography1970 Hatchet for the Honeymoon
Camera/Camera Operator1970 Hatchet for the Honeymoon
Directing/Director1970 Hatchet for the Honeymoon
Writing/Screenplay1970 Hatchet for the Honeymoon
Camera/Director of Photography1970 Five Dolls for an August Moon
Crew/Additional Writing1970 Five Dolls for an August Moon
Directing/Director1970 Five Dolls for an August Moon
Camera/Director of Photography1970 Roy Colt and Winchester Jack
Directing/Director1970 Roy Colt and Winchester Jack
Writing/Writer1970 Roy Colt and Winchester Jack
Camera/Director of Photography1968 Danger: Diabolik
Directing/Director1968 Danger: Diabolik
Writing/Screenplay1968 Danger: Diabolik
Writing/Screenplay1968 The Young, the Evil and the Savage
Camera/Director of Photography1968 Gunman Sent by God
Camera/Director of Photography1966 Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs
Crew/Special Effects1966 Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs
Directing/Director1966 Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs
Camera/Director of Photography1966 Gunman Called Nebraska
Directing/Director1966 Gunman Called Nebraska
Camera/Director of Photography1966 Kill, Baby... Kill!
Directing/Director1966 Kill, Baby... Kill!
Writing/Screenplay1966 Kill, Baby... Kill!
Camera/Director of Photography1966 Knives of the Avenger
Directing/Director1966 Knives of the Avenger
Writing/Writer1966 Knives of the Avenger
Camera/Director of Photography1965 Planet of the Vampires
Directing/Director1965 Planet of the Vampires
Writing/Screenplay1965 Planet of the Vampires
Camera/Director of Photography1964 Minnesota Clay
Camera/Director of Photography1964 The Road to Fort Alamo
Directing/Director1964 The Road to Fort Alamo
Camera/Director of Photography1964 Blood and Black Lace
Directing/Director1964 Blood and Black Lace
Writing/Writer1964 Blood and Black Lace
Camera/Director of Photography1963 The Whip and the Body
Directing/Director1963 The Whip and the Body
Camera/Director of Photography1963 The Girl Who Knew Too Much
Directing/Director1963 The Girl Who Knew Too Much
Writing/Screenplay1963 The Girl Who Knew Too Much
Camera/Director of Photography1963 Black Sabbath
Directing/Director1963 Black Sabbath
Writing/Writer1963 Black Sabbath
Camera/Second Unit Director of Photography1961 The Wonders of Aladdin
Crew/Special Effects1961 The Wonders of Aladdin
Directing/Director1961 The Wonders of Aladdin
Directing/Second Unit Director1961 The Wonders of Aladdin
Camera/Director of Photography1961 Hercules in the Haunted World
Directing/Director1961 Hercules in the Haunted World
Writing/Screenplay1961 Hercules in the Haunted World
Camera/Additional Director of Photography1961 The Last of the Vikings
Directing/Additional Second Assistant Director1961 The Last of the Vikings
Camera/Director of Photography1961 Erik the Conqueror
Directing/Director1961 Erik the Conqueror
Writing/Screenplay1961 Erik the Conqueror
Camera/Director of Photography1960 Morgan, the Pirate
Camera/Director of Photography1960 Esther and the King
Directing/Director1960 Esther and the King
Camera/Director of Photography1960 Black Sunday
Crew/Special Effects1960 Black Sunday
Directing/Director1960 Black Sunday
Visual Effects/Matte Painter1960 Black Sunday
Writing/Screenplay1960 Black Sunday
Crew/Cinematography1959 Sign of the Gladiator
Camera/Director of Photography1959 Caltiki, the Immortal Monster
Crew/Special Effects1959 Caltiki, the Immortal Monster
Directing/Director1959 Caltiki, the Immortal Monster
Camera/Director of Photography1959 The Giant of Marathon
Crew/Special Effects1959 The Giant of Marathon
Visual Effects/Visual Effects1959 The Giant of Marathon
Camera/Director of Photography1959 Hercules Unchained
Directing/Assistant Director1959 Hercules Unchained
Camera/Director of Photography1959 The White Warrior
Camera/Director of Photography1958 Hercules
Camera/Director of Photography1958 The Day the Sky Exploded
Directing/Director1958 The Day the Sky Exploded
Camera/Director of Photography1958 City at Night
Camera/Director of Photography1957 Lust of the Vampire
Crew/Special Effects1957 Lust of the Vampire
Writing/Story1957 Lust of the Vampire
Writing/Screenplay1957 Lust of the Vampire
Camera/Director of Photography1956 Nero's Mistress
Crew/Special Effects1956 Nero's Mistress
Camera/Director of Photography1956 Roland the Mighty
Camera/Director of Photography1955 Adventures of Giacomo Casanova
Camera/Director of Photography1955 Graziella
Camera/Director of Photography1955 Beautiful but Dangerous
Camera/Director of Photography1954 Cose da pazzi
Camera/Director of Photography1954 High School
Camera/Camera Operator1954 Ulysses
Camera/Director of Photography1954 Ulysses
Camera/Director of Photography1954 We Stole a Tram
Camera/Director of Photography1953 The Avenue of Dreams
Camera/Director of Photography1953 It Happened in the Park
Camera/Director of Photography1952 Dad Becomes Mom
Camera/Director of Photography1952 Sunday Heroes
Camera/Director of Photography1951 Cops and Robbers
Camera/Director of Photography1951 La Famiglia Passaguai
Camera/Director of Photography1951 Love I Haven't... But... But
Camera/Director of Photography1951 Canzone di primavera
Camera/Director of Photography1950 Her Favourite Husband
Directing/Director1950 Capriccio Musicale
Camera/Director of Photography1950 È arrivato il Cavaliere
Camera/Director of Photography1950 A Dog’s Life
Camera/Director of Photography1950 Miss Italia
Camera/Director of Photography1949 Antonio di Padova
Camera/Director of Photography1949 Variazioni Sinfoniche
Directing/Director1949 Variazioni Sinfoniche
Camera/Director of Photography1948 Follie per l'opera
Camera/Director of Photography1948 Pagliacci
Camera/Director of Photography1947 Santa Notte
Directing/Director1947 Santa Notte
Camera/Director of Photography1947 Uomini e cieli
Camera/Director of Photography1947 L'elisir d'amore
Camera/Director of Photography1947 Legenda Sinfonica
Directing/Director1947 Legenda Sinfonica
Camera/Director of Photography1947 Christmas at Camp 119
Camera/Director of Photography1947 Anfiteatro Flavio
Directing/Director1947 Anfiteatro Flavio
Camera/Director of Photography1946 L'orecchio
Directing/Director1946 L'orecchio
Editing/Editor1946 L'orecchio
Production/Producer1946 L'orecchio
Camera/Director of Photography1943 Sant'Elena, piccola isola
Camera/Director of Photography1939 La vispa Teresa

TV Shows/Series with Mario Bava as Crew(1)

Creator/Creator1968 The Odyssey

Full Name: Mario Bava
Citizenship: Italy
Born: Friday, 07/31 1914 (July) in Sanremo, Liguria (Italy)
Died: Sunday, 04/27 1980 (April) in Rome (aged: 65)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: Italian (IT)
Children: Lamberto Bava
Father: Eugenio Bava
Mario Bava frequently works together with these people:
Aldo Fabrizi (20x, Actor)
Lamberto Bava (17x, Crew)
Antonio Rinaldi (17x, Crew)
Flavio Mogherini (14x, Crew)
Ubaldo Terzano (12x, Crew)
Mario Serandrei (12x, Crew)
Pietro Francisci (11x, Crew)
Ennio De Concini (11x, Crew)
Steno (9x, Crew)
Roberto Nicolosi (9x, Crew)
Alfredo Leone (8x, Crew)
Roy Purcell (1x, Cast)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:304431, Added: 08/11/2018, Last updated: 09/09/2021