Thoughts on The Birds

Saturday, July 10, 2010 10:34 PM By Simon

-Considered Hitchcock's last masterpiece, and for very good reason.

-Every time I think about the title, I always think of the Edgar Allan Poe poem 'The Bells'. Specifically, a dramatic reading of it by who I think was Helen Mirren, that I heard in English class last year.

-Awesome effects, good sirs.

-I never want to go outside ever again.


Dan said...

Birds did for pigeons what Jaws did for sharks. It isn't my favourite Hitchcock film but it's still great.

July 11, 2010 at 4:36 AM
CMrok93 said...

I just never understood what these birds were all going crazy for. But I guess that's the whole art of this film.

July 11, 2010 at 10:14 AM
Fitz said...

I wonder if there are people who refuse to go outside after watching this.

July 11, 2010 at 2:17 PM
Luke said...

Love this movie - I'm sure it's a tad hokey by today's standards in terms of the "fear" factor, but I still think that monkey-bars scene is awfully chilling and brilliantly shot.

July 11, 2010 at 6:04 PM
Franz Patrick said...

This movie made me hate birds (except owls [fave], eagles, vultures), especially seagulls. That or because seagulls pooped on my pizza back in middle school. I'm still bitter about it.

July 13, 2010 at 12:01 AM