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Saturday, July 9, 2011


One of Alfred Hitchcock's only foray's into outright horror/supernatural-- THE BIRDS still has impact in it's story of society girl Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) finding herself in the Northern California community of Bodega Bay under attack from ravenous birds.

The film has an other-worldly feel to it owing much to Hitch's preference of working in a studio environment over location shooting.  It's Hitch's first film after PSYCHO and the beginning of the change he would experience in the final 1/4 of his brilliant career.

I'm not of a mind that everything Hitch did was genius, there are a few clunkers in his bag, but this one is good-- falling right in the middle of the spectrum and it will keep you in suspense.