May 6

The Birds

Posted by lori . 4 Comments

The Birds is a classic suspense horror film, directed by Alfred Hitchcock.   Alfred Hitchcock bought the rights to Daphne du Maurier’s 1952 novella, but only used the title and the idea of birds attacking people.  I have loved all things scary since I was young, which is when I first saw this movie…and it did not disappointed.  The psychological undertones seem quaint to me now, but the suspense is still there in the birds’ unexplained attacks on the population of Bodega Bay, California.  Hitchcock captures the horror of the random nature of the attacks and the suspense between attacks.  He also masterfully captures the hysteria that results when unexplained things occur.  Fun Fact:  Tippi Hedren is Melanie Griffith’s mom.

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4 Responses to " The Birds"

  • Hehehehe…my mum has seen dis movie but it was about a million years ago. Her knows a lady dat will not go near birds or think about birds cuz of dis movie. Her is so freaked out by birds now…I mean like REALLY bad. What a wimp. Lady needs to get a bird dog, know what I’m sayin’?

    Puddles

    • lori says:

      Hi Puddles! I work with a gentleman who is “creeped out” by birds. I actually had never heard of this, until I met him. Snakes, yes; spiders, yes; but not birds. Wonder if he saw this movie when he was younger. I know there are people who won’t take a shower when they’re alone because of the movie Psycho. Alfred Hitchcock did a number on a lot folks!

  • houndstooth4 says:

    I saw this movie when I was in college for a class. Hubby had never seen it, so we rented it last year. Parts of it made me laugh, but other parts are still creepy as heck! Did you know it has no soundtrack?

    • lori says:

      I did not know that or notice it until I was preparing for this post and doing a little reading about the movie. When I went back over it in my mind, I thought, “Oh yeah!”


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