The Birds

The Birds

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

A powerful, terrifying study of paranoia and hysteria in the wake of unexplained chaos, THE BIRDS is one of Alfred Hitchcock's most iconic films. It all begins rather innocuously, as a beautiful, strong-willed socialite (Tippi Hedren, in her film debut) travels to the coastal town of Bodega Bay to hook up with a rugged fellow (Rod Taylor) she's only just met. Once there, however, bizarre things start happening. The birds, you see, are behaving strangely...Using impressive visual effects and creating some of the most iconic and famous staging of his career, Hitchcock delivers one of the most chilling and entertaining classics of all time.

Tippi Hedren as a beautiful blonde who, with her fiance, must fight for her life against a deadly force that can't be explained-or stopped.

Cast: Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy

Member Reviews

a movie so good you ignore the ridiculous premise and the zero explanations for what the hell is happening. Hitchcock was an asshole, but he made damn good movies. 3 Skulls for making everyone in the world think of this movie everytime you see a flock of birds on a power line.

Crowskill
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9 months ago

not bad bad very cheese movie to watch

notbadmovie
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10 months ago

The mother of all animal attack movies still stands strong. Though a few of the compositing shots show their age, the close-up shots of the birds attacking still hold up. The lack of music (limited to creepy eerie electronic emulations of birds) makes this one feel more real. Every animal attack movie after this one more or less outright steals the plot structure, pacing, and attack concepts. And while it's not obvious, the subtle insinuation here is that it IS The End of the World. The eerie calm at the end is just the birds taking a break. They don't need to attack constantly: they've got all the time in the world. There's no solution: the birds have won. Creepy.

SonicDeath10
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10 months ago

Awesome film by Hitchcock

Drymanneldred
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10 months ago

A classic horror film that shows why Hitchcock is a legend.

ThatFeytaleGuy
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10 months ago