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The Birds: Bird Term of the Day

The Birds, wild birds, pet birds, lovebirds 
Although about wild birds, two pet lovebirds appear in the 1963 classic thriller movie The Birds.

The Birds: (Movie) A 1963 Oscar nominated thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor and Jessica Tandy. Screenwriter Evan Hunter created the script from a short story written by Daphne du Maurier, published in 1952. The plot is simple: a peaceful Northern California town is inexplicitly attacked by a variety of wild birds (although you mostly see crows). Why do pet bird owners care about this movie? For several reasons. One, non-bird loving people may say the movie The Birds was the genesis of their dislike or phobia of birds. Two, there are pet birds in the movie. In fact, although no explanation is ever given as to why the birds attacked the town, one of the many theories is that birds are getting revenge on humans for putting them in cages. However, the pet birds in the movie never once attack their owner. So how do pet birds come into the plot? The main character of the movie, Melanie Daniels, enters a pet store looking for a mynah bird for her Aunt. She meets Mitch in the pet store and becomes interested in him. She buys a pair of lovebirds and follows him to Bodega Bay, which is about 60 miles outside of San Francisco. The lovebirds are a gift for Mitch’s sister Cathy, who is having a birthday. Check out this trailer of the movie and the canary that plays a supporting role in the trailer. And, if you feel like being scared and have already seen the movie, check out this quick synopsis video set to music.

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Some of my friends swore off birds after seeing this movie!
joan, franklin square, NY
Posted: 10/5/2011 8:05:27 PM
I saw the movie years ago. I'm totally apalled, and understand how some people may have developed phobias about these beautiful creatures. I can't say I liked her fur coat either!
Barbara, Kerrville, TX
Posted: 6/18/2011 9:47:41 PM
excellent movie
stephanie, North smithfield, RI
Posted: 11/1/2010 4:54:48 PM
gotta watch it
cathy, queens, NY
Posted: 11/1/2010 9:26:02 AM
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