History Film / TheBirds

24th Sep '17 2:56:51 PM nombretomado
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Unlike most other films of its era, ''The Birds'' does not have a music score or an ending in the conventional sense. The soundtrack was supervised by BernardHerrmann; bird cries and wingflaps were played on an expanded Trautonium (called the Mixtur Trautonium) by Oskar Sala, assisted by German composer Remi Gassmann.

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Unlike most other films of its era, ''The Birds'' does not have a music score or an ending in the conventional sense. The soundtrack was supervised by BernardHerrmann; Music/BernardHerrmann; bird cries and wingflaps were played on an expanded Trautonium (called the Mixtur Trautonium) by Oskar Sala, assisted by German composer Remi Gassmann.
8th Aug '17 8:20:30 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ImprobableInfantSurvival: The birds attack a group of children twice in the film, but all of them survive. There's mention of one needing to be taken to hospital, but ending up fine.



* InfantImmortality: Played with. The birds attack a group of children twice in the film, but all of them survive. There's mention of one needing to be taken to hospital, but ending up fine.
16th May '17 6:47:05 PM nombretomado
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The screenplay was written by Creator/EvanHunter. UbIwerks helped out with the special effects involving the birds. There was a [[MadeForTVMovie made-for-TV]] sequel, ''The Birds II: Land's End'' (1994), with a new cast of characters (and Ms. Hedren gamely contributing a cameo as a shopkeeper.) [[AlanSmithee It fared poorly.]]

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The screenplay was written by Creator/EvanHunter. UbIwerks Creator/UbIwerks helped out with the special effects involving the birds. There was a [[MadeForTVMovie made-for-TV]] sequel, ''The Birds II: Land's End'' (1994), with a new cast of characters (and Ms. Hedren gamely contributing a cameo as a shopkeeper.) [[AlanSmithee It fared poorly.]]
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.
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