What I love about this film is that it
s so understated . There is
absolutely no attempt whatsoever to explain why the birds are turning against
humanity , indeed theres a scene in the cafe where a character points
out that bird species joining together to wage war against the human race would
be impossible , and the concept is totally ridiculous but Hitchcock and
screenwriter Evan Hunter ( Using the basic premise of Du Maurier`s short
story – the screenplay is almost totally original ) manage to leave the
unsettling thought that this might just happen one day.
The film is slightly dated in some ways , most notably the FX which are
sometimes obvious back projection , but this was made in 1963 don
. And THE BIRDS does contain some classic scenes like the discussions in the
diner , the downbeat ending and the bit where the woman walks into the farmhouse
and finds .... no I wont spoil it for you . I rate this as
Hitchcock`s best film .
If you want to get your own back then make sure you stuff a turkey this Christmas.