Review of The Birds (1963)

Moving picture, 119 minutes

Alfred Hitchcock (director).

Unusually functional but necessarily limited mix of inexplicability, ontologically flaky psychoanalytical sublimations and (Bundy’s) realism. The subverted romantic comedy beginnings add quite a bit. I’m ashamed to say the lack of a score is rather unfortunate, though only in view of the massive artifice in all other respects (except the ending).

References here: “Where do the Birds Fly Now?” (1971), The Falls (1980).

moving picture fiction