History Film / TheBirds

1st Feb '17 8:09:15 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CreatorCameo: In true Hitchcock tradition, the director can be seen walking two dogs out of the pet shop at the start of the film.
5th Jan '17 2:48:55 PM Spanks
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* ForTheEvulz: Different, random groups of birds start swarming and killing the populace of Bodega Bay. No reason or explanation is given as to why they attack. They just do it.



* ForTheEvulz: The birds start swarming and attacking people. No reason or explanation is given as to why. They just do it just to do it.
5th Jan '17 2:43:18 PM Spanks
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* ForTheEvulz: The birds start swarming and attacking people. No reason or explanation is given as to why. They just do it just to do it.
18th Nov '16 2:50:38 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* UnbuiltTrope: It's truly amazing how similar some moments in this movie are to a [[ZombieApocalypse zombie horror film.]] With the masses of weak but overwhelming killers, the shock at the outlandish idea that such creatures could ever attack, barricading houses and hysterical survivors, you could easily see this as Hitchcock putting his own stamp on the convetions...but zombie movies wouldn't come about [[Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968 for another five years.]]

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* UnbuiltTrope: It's truly amazing how similar some moments in this movie are to a [[ZombieApocalypse zombie horror film.]] With the masses of weak but overwhelming killers, the shock at the outlandish idea that such creatures could ever attack, barricading houses and hysterical survivors, you could easily see this as Hitchcock putting his own stamp on the convetions...conventions... but zombie movies wouldn't come about [[Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968 for another five years.]]


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30th Oct '16 3:16:19 PM Tidal_Wave_17
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: A mother dining in the cafe with her two children overhears Melanie explain about what happened at the school and tries to hitch a ride with another diner patron. Unfortunately for her, the birds attack again and her would be driver picks a really bad time to light a cigar.
30th Oct '16 3:07:13 PM Tidal_Wave_17
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* AdultFear: The whole scene with the birds attacking the school. An InUniverse trope, as one woman overhears Melanie explaining about what happened to the school while eating with her children and [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere immediately tries to hitch a ride with another diner patron out of town]].
28th Sep '16 1:21:40 PM AnotherGuy
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* AuthorAppeal: Bird motif (this more explicit than other films) and an icy blonde lead actress.
12th Sep '16 7:37:46 AM benda
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** The book explains that [[spoiler:the attack patterns are somehow connected to the tides, meaning that there are guaranteed breaks when one can go outside to get food and rebuild defenses. The birds of prey do join in, but the narrator makes plans to attach barbed wire to the windows and chimney to keep them from getting in.]] Strangely, despite the overall situation seeming to be even more grave in the book than in the adaptation ([[spoiler:Nat and his family are possibly the only survivors '''in whole Europe''', if not the whole planet]]) and basically the same type of NoEnding, the book ending manages to look more optimistic than the movie one.

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** The book explains that [[spoiler:the attack patterns are somehow connected to the tides, meaning that there are guaranteed breaks when one can go outside to get food and rebuild defenses. The birds of prey do join in, but the narrator makes plans to attach barbed wire to the windows and chimney to keep them from getting in.]] Strangely, despite the overall situation seeming to be even much more grave in the book than in the adaptation ([[spoiler:Nat and his family are possibly the only survivors '''in whole Europe''', if not the whole planet]]) planet, and the military intervention suggested in the movie is shown to fail miserably in the book]]) and basically the same type of NoEnding, the book ending novella still manages to look give a more optimistic taste than the movie one.does.
12th Sep '16 5:50:39 AM benda
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** The book explains that [[spoiler:the attack patterns are somehow connected to the tides, meaning that there are guaranteed breaks when one can go outside to get food and rebuild defenses. The birds of prey do join in, but the narrator makes plans to attach barbed wire to the windows and chimney to keep them from getting in.]] Strangely, despite the overall situation seeming to be even more grave in the book than in the adaptation ([[spoiler:Nat and his family are implied to be the only survivors '''in whole Europe''', if not the whole planet]]) and basically the same type of NoEnding, the book ending manages to look more optimistic than the movie one.

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** The book explains that [[spoiler:the attack patterns are somehow connected to the tides, meaning that there are guaranteed breaks when one can go outside to get food and rebuild defenses. The birds of prey do join in, but the narrator makes plans to attach barbed wire to the windows and chimney to keep them from getting in.]] Strangely, despite the overall situation seeming to be even more grave in the book than in the adaptation ([[spoiler:Nat and his family are implied to be possibly the only survivors '''in whole Europe''', if not the whole planet]]) and basically the same type of NoEnding, the book ending manages to look more optimistic than the movie one.
12th Sep '16 5:48:00 AM benda
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** The book explains that [[spoiler:the attack patterns are somehow connected to the tides, meaning that there are guaranteed breaks when one can go outside to get food and rebuild defenses. The birds of prey do join in, but the narrator makes plans to attach barbed wire to the windows and chimney to keep them from getting in.]]

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** The book explains that [[spoiler:the attack patterns are somehow connected to the tides, meaning that there are guaranteed breaks when one can go outside to get food and rebuild defenses. The birds of prey do join in, but the narrator makes plans to attach barbed wire to the windows and chimney to keep them from getting in.]]]] Strangely, despite the overall situation seeming to be even more grave in the book than in the adaptation ([[spoiler:Nat and his family are implied to be the only survivors '''in whole Europe''', if not the whole planet]]) and basically the same type of NoEnding, the book ending manages to look more optimistic than the movie one.
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