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.

5 comments:

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