The Birds on the big screen

By okbyajc
Written September 20, 2012
The Birds has never been my favorite Hitchcock movie--I find the acting generally overwrought and the characters not well developed--but I like the creepiness and unexpectedness of the story. I've seen the movie 4 or 5 times in my life, starting at age 8 when my 13-year-old brother was too scared to watch it by himself (and it terrified both of us), but seeing it on the big screen was a treat. The movie screen made it feel like the birds were swarming right in the theatre, which added to the mounting terror of the characters. I'm glad we went.
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The Birds

By kkstroth
Written September 20, 2012
Wonderfully entertaining to see each scene artistically created by Hitchcock. Using so many of his then innovative ideas to compose the feelings of fear in the audience. In light of today's multitude of extreme special effects, it was delightful (OK, even humerous in some scenes) to experience the adventure of this movie again. Frankly, I'd go again
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Really fun, a little cheesy and very scary.

By qmovies
Written September 21, 2012
I was eight years old when this came out and I had never seen it in a theater. We went with some friends with senses of humor and had a great time. It was a great reminder of what the 60's were like as well as a creepy, make-you-cringe Hitchcock thriller. We also enjoyed the TCM lead-in that contained trivia and interviews. It won't be for everyone, but if you like retro chic and appreciate antique special effects, this is for you!
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The Birds

By kirsten2.smith
Written September 27, 2012
Being able to see this movie on the big screen, re-mastered was great! I had forgotten the detailed character development at the beginning and the effects were really ahead of their time. I enjoyed the interviews prior to the movie starting but I thought that piece was a bit too long. The only other thing that I thought could have been improved upon was the advertising. I mentioned it to several of my friends who don't watch TCM regularly and they had no idea it was showing. It seems as though that was the only advertising that was done. I'm sure a lot more Hitchock fans would have made a point to see the film had they known about it.
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Awesome Restoration

By TheWindyCity
Written September 20, 2012
Classic Hitchcock suspense - it was great to see it on the big screen in a perfect restoration. The audio quality was clear and crisp as well. Screeching birds never sounded better!
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