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

Italy, West Germany

1970

Rated R • 1h 36m

Director Dario Argento

Starring Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, Enrico Maria Salerno, Eva Renzi

Genre Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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In this film credited with popularizing the giallo subgenre of Italian horror, Sam is an American writer living in Rome with his girlfriend when he bears witness to an attempted murder. He becomes embroiled in the case and begins to conduct his own search for clues. But something is missing…

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A fun and suspenseful — if perhaps illogical — giallo with a memorable opening scene and a great twist at the end. But modern viewers (myself included) are more likely to consider this a comedy than a thriller, partially due to the over-the-top acting that, at times, borders on camp.

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