Friday, January 29, 2010

Movie Friday: The Birds

This Friday I want to share an Alfred Hitchcock classic: The Birds.  This movie, from 1963, is truly a mid-century classic.  The above trailer featuring Hitchcock is incredibly entertaining in itself, although for the most part, it has little to do with the actual movie.  Still, it is an entertaining way to introduce you the the suspense thriller movie of The Birds!

From what I have found on Wikipedia, a similar incident actually happened in Capitola, California in 1961, as residents woke up to the sound of numerous birds slamming into their rooftops.  It is reported that Hitchcock requested information and articles from the local newspaper on the incident to use for "research material for his latest thriller".

This great classic features Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy and more.  A great way to welcome the weekend!  Happy Friday!


  1. That is the scariest movie I've ever seen. I'm still not quite sure how I recovered from it. Have a great weekend!

  2. What an awesome trailer!

    The Birds is an amazing film. Absolutely wonderful!

  3. The first time I saw "The Birds it scared me so badly that I've had a morbid fear of birds ever since! The little town where it was filmed, Bodega Bay, is a great place to visit and Bodega Bay's website has all kinds of interesting facts. I have Barbie as Tippi Hedren and she's great: the golden hair, blue suit & brown handbag PLUS big plastic crows stuck to her suit and in her hair!

  4. To me, The Birds almost seems mild compared to the junk that movie studios are producing today, but it does have a good scare factor to it.


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