What I love about this film is that
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
t forget . 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.