The Birds

I just saw The Birds again. I liked Tippi Hedren fine, but I thought Jessica Tandy gave the best Dominating Mother performance of any Hitchock film I can think of.

I think it was one of his most difficult films to make (when you think about how he thought actors are cattle, what on earth did he think of birds?), and his one film where everything is not explained away--where something larger than humanity is involved, and not in a good way.

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