'The Birds’: The Horrific True Story Behind the Making of the Hitchcock Classic

One of Alfred Hitchcock's most well-known and adored works, The Birds from 1963, is a classic that has influenced horror cinema for the past 60 years.

. The making of The Birds was, however, nearly as terrifying as the film itself, with hundreds of thousands of dollars wasted on fake-looking mechanical birds,

Real birds attacking the cast and crew, and Alfred Hitchcock allegedly harassing Tippi Hedren nonstop.The Birds,

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock as his follow-up to Psycho, was based on the short story of the same name by Daphne du Maurier.

The screenplay was written by author Evan Hunter, who was given free rein by director Alfred Hitchcock to express his vision without worrying about

The logistics of how it would be staged and photographed. The technical issues would prove to be significant in the end.



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