Quote: Originally posted by Stephe96 The 'Why' Question I'd like answered about this movie is this: Why in the world, as the birds begin filling the playground outside, would any sane schoolteacher suddenly suggest to her students that they leave the relative safety of the school and run down the street screaming like idiots? No fictional stories, satire and jokes. Other people fill in the ambiguity with their own paranoia, and are distracted by explanations that don't make any logical sense e. However, the movie's abrupt ending left me with some questions that weren't answered during the film. In contrast to his other work, The Birds is characterized by a lack of. Melanie: That's a particularly dangerous time. Did it have to do with the lovebirds that she brought to Cathy? Mrs Bundy, the ornithologist, refuses to believe the attacks are happening.
The scene suddenly bursts into a frenzy of action as the school children are attacked by a murder of crows. Are you Alfred Hitchcock or do you have any connection to Hitchcock, his films, his relatives, the stars of his films, etc? Realizing the sounds are emanating from above, she cautiously climbs the staircase and enters Cathy's bedroom, where she finds the birds have broken through the roof. Yep, that would prevent nuclear incineration. Or maybe, as the sun rises at the end of the movie, the Birds have mysteriously gone back to being more-pacifistic and it really is the dawning of a new day. It does so little towards explaining the film as to seem merely irrelevant.
In fact, it could pass for a Cary Grant romantic comedy. Melanie: I think you're a louse. Anything for the perfect shot, right? The writers touched on this in the movie briefly when they had one of the town's residents accuse Melanie of being the cause it all started when she arrived. One day, they group together and swoop down on the people's towns and villages. Mitch: I merely believe in the law, Miss Daniels. But, there's a lot of strange stuff going on with Mitch and his mother.
Sometimes not knowing is scarier than knowing. Did Hitchcock have a belly button? Well, it's something to do in your spare time. Squawking seagulls swoop down between them as he raises the gigantic field-glass binoculars to his eyes to see more clearly. Forgetting her own mynah bird order, she orders a pair of lovebirds that Mitch wanted to buy - and leaves. Archived from on August 8, 2009.
Why did the birds suddenly decide to attack and why at Bodega Bay? The following evening, invade the Brenner home through the chimney. However, the subject is never broached again. When this is understood, the symbolic film's complex fabric makes more sense, especially if interpreted in Freudian terms. Mitch discovers the birds, spots Melanie's boat during her retreat, and drives around the bay to meet her. Some of the most hauntingly scary movies are those set in an ordinary environment, with some seemingly harmless person or thing inexplicably veering off course. The lead actress was put through several elaborate screen tests for which Hitchcock served as her drama coach.
Don't you remember one of your practical jokes that resulted in the smashing of a plate-glass window?. To smash through the doors, hammers with fake bird heads attached and puppets were used. In a broader, more universal sense, the stability of the home and natural world environment, symbolized by broken teacups at the domestic level, is in jeopardy and becoming disordered when people cannot 'see' the dangers gathering nearby, and cannot adequately protect themselves from violence behind transparent windows, telephone booths, eyeglasses, or facades. Some do, and enjoy it. Also remember Hitch's thing for mothers.
In du Maurier's story, the birds were attacking in the English countryside, rather than in a small town north of San Francisco. The trailer for Psycho was also pretty long. Hitchcock is at pains to encourage this view in. Everyone has an opinion, so we'll help you navigate the maze of all of the explanations. Basically after they drive off in Mitch's car they drive through town and find scenes of devestation with the surviving people cowering in their homes. Hitchcock solicited comments from several people regarding the first draft of Hunter's screenplay.
Mitch: Do you happen to have a pair of birds that are just friendly? I spent a fair portion of the movie not necessarily concerned with the characters struggle for survival, but with trying to figure out the why and how the main characters were going to end the bird plague. Hitchcock does not bother with offering an explanation and The Birds is a better film for it. Let's compare the two approaches. Universal Studios dominated horror films of the 1930s and 1940s with their monsters. Leads Rod Taylor and Tippi Hedren are replaced by Brad Johnson and Chelsea Field.