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"The Bird with the Crystal Plumage" Reviews/Discussion - 2020 Horror Challenge



The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)


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Old 10-13-20, 10:37 PM
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Re: "The Bird with the Crystal Plumage" Reviews/Discussion - 2020 Horror Challenge

I enjoyed Bird With a Crystal Plumage. It'd been long enough since I'd seen it last I forgot many of the twists. The stylized murder mystery often keeps your guessing and the villain is someone so unusual.

Did I miss an explaination of why the man in the yellow jacket was shooting at our hero? [A hired hit man? I see, thanks WillieMLF below]

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Re: "The Bird with the Crystal Plumage" Reviews/Discussion - 2020 Horror Challenge

Originally Posted by Undeadcow View Post
I enjoyed Bird With a Crystal Plumage. It'd been long enough since I'd seen it last I forgot many of the twists. The stylized murder mystery often keeps your guessing and the villain is someone so unusual.

Did I miss an explaination of why the man in the yellow jacket was shooting at our hero?
The guy is talking to the cops, and he rationalizes that he is getting closer to the murderer, as there is an assassin after him.
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Old 10-16-20, 04:25 PM
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Re: "The Bird with the Crystal Plumage" Reviews/Discussion - 2020 Horror Challenge

While I liked this more than Deep Red (except for that Goblin score), it just didn’t move along quick enough for me.
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Re: "The Bird with the Crystal Plumage" Reviews/Discussion - 2020 Horror Challenge

Originally Posted by Undeadcow View Post
Did I miss an explaination of why the man in the yellow jacket was shooting at our hero?
Because the movie was starting to drag.
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Originally Posted by Undeadcow View Post
I enjoyed Bird With a Crystal Plumage. It'd been long enough since I'd seen it last I forgot many of the twists. The stylized murder mystery often keeps your guessing and the villain is someone so unusual.
Agreed. It was great to revisit this one. There's a nice style to it, and it moves quickly. I enjoyed it a lot and there's a sense that you have no idea how it's going to resolve in the end..

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Re: "The Bird with the Crystal Plumage" Reviews/Discussion - 2020 Horror Challenge

This one feels less dated than many similar giallos. Almost looked like it could have been current.

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