I can’t think of anyone that doesn’t know about this movie, even the youngsters that I work with. The Birds is one of the most iconic movies ever made, and the perfect fit for the 22nd day of 30 Days of Terror.
Yes, of course, bandages! It’s terrible! Lydia Brenner
Alfred Hitchcock has always had a way of pulling me into his productions from TV shows to movies, and The Birds (1963) is one that engulfs me with a strange sort of terror that nothing else created has ever done. As I see it again, (and this happens every time) I forget that the first hour is like a 60s romance, but that’s OK because I like Melanie (Tippi Hedren) and Mitch (Rod Taylor) as they flirt and tease the other.
The truth is that Melanie is a stalker, while maybe not malicious, a stalker nonetheless. Who else finds out where a man lives and where he stays on the weekends to give his sister a gift? On top of that, she’s doing it out of revenge for him humiliating her.
How can I not give The Birds 5 out of 5 Stars?