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October Spooktacular closes: “The Birds”

October 31, 2012

To wrap up this year’s October Spooktacular, I decided to go with a sure thing: Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 classic, The Birds. It’s one of those films that’s so tightly ingrained in our culture that you feel like you’ve seen it, even if you never have. The big, showstopping scenes—Tippi Hedren being attacked by a flock of seagulls (not the band), the eerie final scene—are as well-known as anything in cinema. But the rest? Well, that’s a bit of a surprise, actually.
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