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The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo) (1970)

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Maria Tedeschi Maria Tedeschi
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Reggie Nalder Reggie Nalder
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Alfonso Giganti Alfonso Giganti
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Dario Argento Dario Argento
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5 years, 11 months ago at Dec 2 15:57
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage is Dario Argento's first film and despite being a very tame giallo, all the elements that make Argento who he is are all here at such an early stage. POV shots and exquisite framing, black leather glove-clad killer, ordinary Joe caught up in a mystery, etc. That being said, the style and violence are toned down considerably compared to his later work. Tony Musante... read more
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Release date: 12 June 1970
UPC: 089859820229
Tags: Giallo (8), Thriller (7), Mystery (6), Horror (6), 1970s (5), Italy (5), 1970 (4), Male Nudity (3), Victim (3), Italian (3), Crime (3), Based On Novel (2), Blood (2), Gore (2), Throat Slitting (2), Stabbed In The Chest (2), Painter (2), Psychopath (2), Animal In Title (2)
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" Dario Argento is a very hit-or-miss director, and this was a fucking miss. As I had bitched in section# 1 of this diary, giallo can be a very grating genre. In this film, you have to sit through a lot of badly written police procedural dialogue, dry tableaus of Tony Musante acting like a moron, and plot twists that they shouldn't even have bothered with. You see elements of greatness, for example the murder scenes are extremely well shot and look very glamorous. Argento was just settling in"


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" - Rewatched If you want to get into the films of Dario Argento, you're probably better off by watching something besides this. As it is his debut feature as a film director, THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE is lacking a bit of that finesse and refined craftsmanship that would come to define Argento as a master of the giallo genre. With that said, this is nonetheless a film that, despite its slow pace, soaks you in with its aesthetics and haunting musical score. The gorgeously framed shots make"


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