Friday, 11 November 2016
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
The first violent act occurs in a well-lit gallery, itself framed by the entryway like some kind of grisly artwork. Like the protagonist (Tony Musante), we witness it from afar but close enough to see the knife in action.
The investigation that follows is both a device to get us to the next murder asap and something with real purpose, a means to an end for the witness.
Morricone's score is unusual in places but thoroughly effective, nonetheless.
3 harmonic intensities out of 5