THE BIRDS  Die Vögel
USA 1963. D: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy. 119 mins.

In Hitchcock’s horror classic, millionaire daughter Melanie pays a surprise visit to Bodega Bay to the lawyer Mitch, whom she had previously met in a pet shop. During her stay strange bird attacks start in the village…

Tip: The DFF’s permanent exhibition features a matte painting by Albert Whitlock created for THE BIRDS, which gives an impression of the special effects technique that combines a painted background – here a hilly landscape with a village by the lake – and a filmed shot – the protagonist crossing the lake in a boat.

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Naima Wagner
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