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Mario Bava
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    (July 31, 1914-April 25, 1980)
    Nickname is Maestro of the Macabre
    Directed 'Black Sunday (1960),' 'Hercules vs. the Vampires (1961),' 'The Whip and the Body (1963),' 'Blood and Black Lace (1965),' 'The Haunted Planet (1965),' 'Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1966),' 'Danger: Diabolik (1968),' 'Island of Terror (1970),' 'Chamber of Tortures (1972)' and 'Schock (1977)'
    His movies were criticized for being misogynistic and too explicit in the 1960s.
    He did not get along well with Barbara Steele, the star of his movie 'Black Sunday.'
    Many of his movies were banned in the USA back in the 1960s.
    He developed a reputation as a special effects genius, and was able to use optical trickery to great success.
    Tim Burton, Martin Scorsese, and Dario Argento all cite Bava as a major influence.
    He launched Barbara Steele's career as a horror actress.
    His movie 'Danger: Diabolik' was the movie used on the final episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000.
    His trademark was frequent uses of a zoom frame onto or back from a character's face during suspense scenes.

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