July 8 & 9, 2011

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Rated PG
119 minutes

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format: 35mm

FREE Admission

The Birds (1963)

July 8, 2011 at 8:00 pm in 26-100
July 9, 2011 at 8:00 pm in 26-100

All summer films are FREE ADMISSION, funded by the UA Finance Board.

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Vacationing in northern California, Alfred Hitchcock was struck by a story in a Santa Cruz newspaper: "Seabird Invasion Hits Coastal Homes." From this peculiar incident, and his memory of a short story by Daphne du Maurier, the master of suspense created one of his strangest and most terrifying films. The Birds follows a chic blonde, Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren), as she travels to the coastal town of Bodega Bay to hook up with a rugged fellow (Rod Taylor) she's only just met. Before long the town is attacked by marauding birds, and Hitchcock's skill at staging action is brought to the fore. Beyond the superb effects, however, The Birds is also one of Hitchcock's most psychologically complicated scenarios -- a tense study of violence, loneliness, and complacency. []

Mr. Hitchcock and his associates have constructed a horror film that should raise the hackles of the most courageous and put goose-pimples on the toughest hide.
      -- Bosley Crowther, New York Times. Read this review.

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