The Birds

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British Film Institute, Aug 26, 1998 - Performing Arts - 96 pages
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Camille Paglia draws together in this text the aesthetic, technical and mythical qualities of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds (1963), and analyzes its depiction of gender and familial relations.

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User Review  - Daniel Burton-Rose - Goodreads

Elegant and informative. I was surprised by Paglia's acceptance at face value of the nature-civilization binary. But maybe if I'd read more of her other work I wouldn't be. Read full review

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User Review  - Thomas Strömquist - Goodreads

Fantastic analysis and background to "The Birds". I've read this a couple of times now (and watched the movie of course, it is probably impossible not to after this book). A lot of books offers ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Camille Paglia is University Professor of Humanities and Media Studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She is the author of "Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson"; "Sex, Art, and American Culture"; and "Vamps & Tramps: New Essays," She has also written "The Birds," a study of Alfred Hitchcock. She lives in Philadelphia.

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