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The Bird With The Crystal Plumage-the bird With the Crystal Plumage (1970)

by 06/10/2014
In "The Bird with the Crystal Plumage" an American writer is eyewitness of the attempted murder of a woman in a gallery of Rome. From this point, made himself a target offender.

Dario Argento


Salvatore Argento


Dario Argento


Fredric Brown


Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, Enrico Maria Salerno


Ennio Morricone

Εταιρείες Παραγωγής

Central Cinema Company Film (CCC), Glazier, Seda Spettacoli

Γνωστή και ως

Bird with the Glass Feathers
The Gallery Murders
Point of Terror
The Phantom of Terror

Πρωτότυπος Τίτλος

L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo


1 Hour and 38 Minutes (98 Minutes)






All the screaming in the world won't help!
A stunning portrait in psycho-terror!
If you think you are being followed home from this movie, keep telling yourself that it's all in your mind.



Box Office

₤1.650.000.000 (Ιταλία)




The legendary Dario Argento's directorial debut with the lovely title holds a prominent position in the Italian horror scene and especially in giallo. With this film essentially granted the necessary injection in the arteries of the Italian scene to erupt through an attack now giallo films that swarmed the 70 's, winning thousands of fans and a prominent place in the world of horror cinema. Inspired by the era's literature police as well as by the legendary ' Blood and Black Lace "(1964) by Mario Bava giallo father, Argento leverages money earn him the wealthy father of creating an innovative chitskokikoy film type exciting audiences and critics.

Violent murders are shocking. The Sam is an American writer who lives in the city with his girlfriend Giulia. One evening as he walks on dark streets of the city witnesses the violent assault of a paranoid mayrontymenoy against a girl in a gallery. The Sam calls the police promptly and thankfully the girl escapes death-heavy but injured by the knife of the offender. The Sam as an important witness cannot leave most of the city and even begins to passion by searching for the murderer. Continually restores the memory of the attack on suspected gallery that some important detail has escaped. But as he tries to reach the maniacal, the more it endangers his life and of his girlfriend.

Horror Trivia

"The Bird with the Crystal Plumage" happened great recognition and commercial success. Empire Magazine ranked 272nd in the position in the list of 500 best movies all time while in Italy grossed £ 1,650,000,000 revenue, i.e. the double amount for cost of production.

In "The Bird with the Crystal Plumage" (Italian L'uccello dalle piume: di cristallo) o Argento unwrap all those elements that the marked and highlighted in the field of terror. Establishes the dark image of the murderer (reclaimed from "Blood and Black Lace"). Introduces beautiful and sophisticated visual elements like paintings and statues that adorn the otherworldly shots. Adopts a clever montage flashbacks. Sometimes adds a touch of sexual nature without straying from normal frames. Invests the horror moments with a suitable musical theme that has the stamp of Ennio Morricone huge who put the stamp in quite similar film. Ultimately the Argento fires his job which original and deliciously subversive style. The Italian filmmaker based in particular on the technique of deception of the beholder and that famously succeeds here, as in most of his works that followed.

The film is not free from some pretty much anticipated drawbacks of this scene as the medium often interpretations or problematic lamination. If there is any additional downside will we found in the extremely small number of suspects and the prosaic explanation of motivation of premeditation. The killings want to show violent but at the moment the aytosygkrateitai Argento and doesn't offer graphics blood baths we used in next jobs. Can the "The Bird with the Crystal Plumage" might not be the best film of the Italian Head waiter but definitely is the most decisive historical view both for himself and for the giallo scene. The influence is undeniable and rightfully considered a ' milestone '.

The Bird With The Crystal Plumage

Movie Highlights

  • The dynamic sequences of striking the killer in the gallery. On the one hand we have the nightmare of the injured girl and the anxiety of the protagonist to help behind the glass doors. All these unfold in the imposing surroundings of the gallery with the otherworldly exhibits during the night. Intelligent conception of Argento!
  • The unpredictable finale where the Argento unfolds the rich talent of showing how masterfully it may mislead the public.


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Well-written storyline with clever techniques to mislead and many moments of suspense, exquisite decorative elements, innovative techniques from a great and Director epidrastiko, the amazing music of Morricone that charms us once more.


Some moderate interpretations, defective combining, a small number of suspects.

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Movie station for the development of an entire idiom – giallo gave flair in the Italian scene. Essential for fans of the genre, ideal to start their search in giallo those interested.

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