The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

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In Brief: Giallo master Dario Argento got off to a strong start with his 1970 feature debut, The Bird with the Crystal PlumageWhile it's nowhere near as accomplished as his later masterpieces, Bird's graphic violence and salacious subject matter would come to define the Italian horror films of the ensuing decades and set a template for the director's later work. Argento's proclivity for bloody set pieces was already firmly in place, as was his predilection for Hitchcockian themes and inky black compositions. Less concerned with plot and character than with atmosphere, Bird is essential viewing for fans of giallo in general, Argento in particular.
Genre: Thriller
Director: Dario Argento
Starring: Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, Eva Renzi
Rated: NR

Classic World Cinema by Courtyard Gallery will present The Bird with the Crystal Plumage on Friday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m. at Flood Gallery Fine Art Center, 2160 U.S. 70, Swannanoa.


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