The Birds (1963)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, Horror, Mystery


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A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.


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  • Tippi Hedren at an event for The Birds (1963)
  • Alfred Hitchcock and Tippi Hedren in The Birds (1963)
  • Tippi Hedren at an event for The Birds (1963)

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Director:

Alfred Hitchcock

Writers:

Daphne Du Maurier (from the story by), Evan Hunter (screenplay by)

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17 October 1999 | Pearsey
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| A film that stays interesting through repeated viewings
It's interesting how many of the previous user comments have discerned different aspects of this film. Besides the horror elements of the movie, the relationships between Mitch and his mother (who he calls "Darling"), Annie Hayworth and Melanie Daniels and Melanie and Mrs. Brenner are plenty to keep the viewer interested.

Although the movie did not have a musical score, there was one song in the film if you noticed. When Tippi Hedren plays the piano in the Brenner home, the strains of a song familiar as the closing theme of the PBS "Stargazer" show are heard.

I particularly enjoyed Suzanne Pleshette's performance as Annie Hayworth and the entire diner scene with the various viewpoints of the townfolk on the "bird" situation. The overhead scene of the gulls swooping down on the burning gas station is incredible to me. The two deaths due to bird attacks are done in a way to produce maximum shock.

These are some of the reasons why this movie doesn't wear out after repeated viewings.

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