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The Birds (1963)

Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. Starring Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy

I see in him outrageous strength, with an inscrutable malice sinewing it.

A lovely young woman named Melanie (Hedren) – all lovely young women are named Melanie – is a flirt, a prankster, a teaser.

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The Birds

For years, I have joked that there is no movie so poorly done that it couldn’t be saved by the introduction of an unexplained raptor attack in the third act. 956 more words


The Birds (1963)

I’d like to talk today about one of my favourite Hitchcock films, the nature horror, The Birds. The film is based on the novel by Daphne Du Maurier (whose work had been adapted for the screen by Hitch before)with the story setting changed from Cornwall to a coastal American town. 957 more words


The Birds

“It’s the end of the world!”

From the very beginning of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 film The Birds, Melanie Daniels is set up as a troublemaker. 572 more words

Film Review: The Birds (1963)

Release Date: March 28th, 1963
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Written by: Evan Hunter
Based on: The Birds by Daphne du Maurier
Cast: Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette, Veronica Cartwright… 548 more words


Love Thy Sister

I was thirteen and just about coming to the end of my childish staring faze, you know the one that causes offence to anyone. When you’re a kid you stare, you just do, when you like something or when you find something unusual. 501 more words