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Summary: A musician witnesses the murder of a famous psychic, and then teams up with a fiesty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen killer bent on keeping a dark secret buried.
In spite of the awkward humour and unengaging plotting it's hard not to enjoy it. The dialogue may clunk along but the camera gracefully glides and the accompanying Goblin score is electifying. Then there's the foreshadowing or how the film likes to throw things in just for the sake of them being there (we don't really need a psychic in the film as she does nothing for the plot, yet let's have one anyway!). And the colours! Even as I found myself unconvinced I found myself enjoying it.
Sweet soundtrack, nice cinematography, cool performance by Daria Nicolodi. The plot is a fairly straight-up murder mystery with a lot of red herrings, but the film's got great style and characters. Argento would reach greater heights, but this one is still a lot of fun.
It is wonderfully shot and has an interesting score, but I only wish the story was more fluid. There are times when this is very cool, but there are too many scenes IMO that were a bit dull between them. The acting could have been better too.
From disturbing hidden paintings to maniacal robot children, every now and then Argento throws something really exciting at you. The acting is a mixed bag, with some truly horrible comic banter, but for the most part it's okay. The photographic style and visual imagery was impressive. The Goblin score is cheesy, but not in a profoundly detrimental way. Overall I didn't like it as much as Plumage (which this film is awfully similar to) but it hasn't dissuaded me from checking out more Argento.