I have a slight phobia of birds, so as you can imagine, The Birds is a TRAUMATIC VIEWING FOR ME. I’ve only seen it once, whereas I’ve seen my favorite Hitchcock film, Rear Window, countless times. (We also covered the Rear Window premiere last year, in case you missed it.) I’d much rather have a possibly murderous neighbor than get attacked by hordes of psychotic birds, I don’t know about you. Hitch and the crew took to Cannes this week back in 1963 to introduce everyone to that particular terror, and it was full of pillbox hats and also bird special effects and also A DERANGED Wiki Deep Dive.

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