me: I don't have time to watch Seven Samurai
also me: time to watch almost 3 hours of trash
Film #3 of Hooptober 5.0.
I think you're the cause of all of this. I think you're evil. EVIL!
The Birds was my first Hitchcock movie; my parents put it on for me after a weekend touring the California coastline. It was never entirely scary, but there's something special about seeing a film with such familiar locations.
Nice to see this holds up and remains one of my favorite Hitchcock's after all these years. It's incredible how a scene showcasing a woman going upstairs can be so tense when you know the monster at the end is "just" a bird.
Week 3 for Film School Drop Outs 2020
Movement - Feminist Pre-Code Hollywood (1929-1934)
I wasn't as impressed by the song and dance numbers as a lot of people seem to be, but the way this merges in screwball comedy is very well done. Major props to the screenwriters for the excellent one liners and the Depression commentary weaved throughout.
The beginning and middle of this movie is great; I just couldn't get completely on board with the ending. The…