Thursday, March 28, 2013

QotD: " I have never known birds of different species to flock together. The very concept is unimaginable" The Birds

2013.03.28 The BirdsThis is the 50th anniversary of the release of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds. The film was probably the very first Hitchcock film I ever saw and left f deep impression on me.

I'm not sure when I actually did see it. It was probably in a series of bits an pieces in the afternoon movie time ("Dialing for Dollars") in the afternoons after school.

Alfred Hitchcock Presents was also one of my favorite off hours shows (and the episode, "The Monkey's Paw" being a great producer of nightmares over the years!).

So, it was on this date, 28 March 1963, that The Birds was released, a "Tippi" Hedren of the hat to the cast of The Birds, Tippi herself, Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette, and Veronica Carthwright (and we won't get into the whole Hitchcock/Hedren controversies!).


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