Director: Alfred Hitchcock Run Time: 119 min. Format: 35mm Film Release Year: 1963
Starring: Jessica Tandy, Rod Taylor, Suzanne Pleshette, Tippi Hedren, Veronica Cartwright
In Alfred Hitchcock’s legendary ecological horror film, Mother Nature sends a potent warning when the human population of a small Northern California town find themselves under relentless attack by their avian neighbors. THE BIRDS is also notable for its soundtrack: a cacophony of real bird sounds manipulated and composed by electronic music pioneer Oskar Sala under the supervision of Hitchcock’s frequent musical collaborator Bernard Herrmann.