dir. Alfred Hitchcock, US, 1963, 35mm, 119 min.
Celebrating its 50th
anniversary, Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller about a small town terrorized
by a series of bird attacks is the quintessential bird film, though bird
enthusiasts might take issue with its less than flattering depiction of the
generally harmless creatures. The film was inspired by real life events that
occurred in Monterey Bay, California. The Birds remains one of Hitchcock’s finest works, inspiring a
whole genre of animal attack films over the years.
dir. Jerome Hill, US, 1969, 16mm, 4 min.
Jerome Hill employs a direct animation technique in a delightful homage to songbirds (and lovebirds).