The Birds (1963)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock Run Time: 119 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 1963
Starring: Jessica Tandy, Rod Taylor, Suzanne Pleshette, Tippi Hedron, Veronica Cartwright
Country: United States
Screening as part of Hitchcocktober 2021
About the film:
Chic socialite Melanie Daniels enjoys a passing flirtation with an eligible attorney in a San Francisco pet shop and, on an impulse, follows him to his hometown. Upon her arrival, the bird population runs amok and the townsfolk face a massive avian onslaught.
Screenplay by Evan Hunter, loosely based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier. With no musical score, the sounds of the wind and the wings became the chilling soundtrack to The Birds. Learn more about birds in horror films in a video essay from Grace Lee.See the Hitchcocktober 2021 lineup