Special 30th : Exquisite Corpse

The Birds

1962
United States
1h59
Fiction
Col.
English with french subtitles

A film chosen by Sebastien Lifshitz

A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people there in increasing numbers and with increasing viciousness.

Cast
Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette, Veronica Cartwright
Screenplay
Evan Hunter, V.S. Pritchett, Alfred Hitchcock, d’après une histoire de Daphné Du Maurier
Photography
Robert Burks
Sound
William Russell, Waldon O. Watson
Music
Claude Debussy, Oskar Sala
Art direction
George Milo
Editing
George Tomasini
Production
Universal Pictures

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