Friday, January 29, 2010
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!
Posted by Missouri Michael at 6:00 AM