Friday, February 4, 2011

#6 DZP: The Birds

A wealthy San Francisco socialite (Melanie Daniels) meets and pursues a potential boyfriend (Mitch Brenner) from a San Francisco animal shop to a small Northern California town called Bodega Bay 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.

Annette brought this movie over one night because it's one of her favorites, and I've never seen it... nor really any Alfred Hitchcock film. Straight from the get-go, I knew the Melanie Daniels character was going to be an odd and strange lady. She meets a good looking man and immediately calls up her contacts to find out his name and address. Then she finds out from his neighbor where he spends his weekends, Bodega Bay... crazy stalker!! Then it gets better: she drives to Bodega Bay, finds out the house, his younger sister's name, and then rows a boat across the bay to the house!! He is cute, but jebus, she went through a LOT for the pursuit!

Now thanks to Annette, everytime that I see a flock of birds, or bird sitting across the wire, or bunching up here and there... I'm going to think about this movie and resort to the people who's eyes were plucked out from and murdered by the birds. Oh and seagulls no longer say "Mine?" so innocently!

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