Trivia / The Birds

  • AFIS 100 Years 100 Thrills: #7
  • Deleted Scene: The original ending called for Melanie and the Brenners make their escape through Bodega Bay, which has been turned into a war zone by the bird attacks. They make their way to San Francisco only to discover birds gathering on the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Enforced Method Acting: Hitchcock's efforts to induce a genuine fear reaction from Tippi Hedren by throwing live birds at her (rather than the promised mechanical ones) led to her being ordered a week's rest, as she had started getting nightmares "filled with flapping wings".
  • Similarly Named Works: The Birds: A horror movie by Alfred Hitchcock, and a comedy by Aristophanes.