As the web of deceit surrounding the murder grows, including certain members of the police force, Malone is...
Luccello dalle piume di cristallo (The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, 1970) established a set of narrative paradigms that Argento would continue to follow in his subsequent naturalistic thrillers Il gatto a nove code (The Cat ONine Tails, 1971) and Quattro mosche di velluto grigio (Four Flies on Grey Velvet, 1971).
Like a mix of The Lower Depths and Children of Men, the films negative tone was coupled with the positivity of the music, especially by the fictional Yen Town Band that performed through the story.
Being an integral part of the story with specifically composed songs by Shunji Iwai, famed music producer "Scobie Malone" (1975) Adapted from John Cleary's series of Aussie detective novels, "Scobie Malone" (also known as Helga's Web and Murder at the Opera House) is a 70s 'Ozploitation' murder mystery with a sexy wink to the crime genre.
Following the critical successes of his first two directorial features Love Letter (1995) and Picnic (1996), filmmaker Shunji Iwai made a giant leap with the confrontational and controversial dystopian film Swallowtail Butterfly also released in 1996.