The Birds (1963) was the film Alfred Hitchcock made after Psycho. Drawn from a Daphne du Maurier story as well as contemporary newspaper reports of bird attacks in California, The Birds featured Tippi Hedren in her first starring role. A film about anxiety, sexual power and the violence of nature, it is quintessential Hitchcock. Camille Paglia draws together the film's aesthetic, technical and mythical qualities, and analyses its depiction of gender and family relations.
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Review: The Birds (BFI Modern Classics / BFI Film Classics)User Review - Blake - Goodreads
Paglia's little book of feminine wisdom and study ought to please a cursory or perusing reader equally. Her attention hits every detail of the background and fore; she places shapes on the screen into ... Read full review
Review: The Birds (BFI Modern Classics / BFI Film Classics)User Review - Ed - Goodreads
As with all BFI books it's a little hard to critique something that's already a critique. But here goes. This was interesting but I wished the author would've gone into some of the technical aspects ... Read full review