If you are an Alfred Hitchcock fan you can never seem to get enough information about his classic movie “The Birds” and if you are not a Hitchcock fan, well, enough is probably enough. It been almost 50 years since “The Birds” was made in 1963, yet 10,000 people travel each year to Bodega Bay to take a look at the setting for this movie.
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Xan Brooks in The Guardian has a review of his favorite Hitchcock film and writes:
“The Birds is generally regarded as the last great Hitchcock movie (it was shot in 1963, when the director’s reputation was at its peak). Might it also stand as the essential Hitchcock movie, the purest and most confident, a brilliant distillation of the themes that had fuelled him ever since he sent the lodger creeping to his upstairs room? Every time I watch it, I find myself more impressed with its daring, audacity and command of its material. I love the way Hitchcock juggles shrill B-movie histrionics with chill arthouse gloss. I love the formal precision of his camerawork, the deft economy of Evan Hunter’s dialogue and a sense of location so sharp and assured that I feel that I’ve been there, stood on that jetty and made the walk around the headland.
Hitchcock fans can read the complete review HERE.