• emkanz

    ★★★★ Watched by emkanz 14 Jul, 2015

    Surprisingly scary and extremely artful. Suspenseful use of shot reverse-shot left me looking back over my shoulder for the rest of the night. Lack of score puts all ears on the shrieks of the birds, and damn, for a film without a score this movie has one of the scariest applications of diagetic music ever!

    The overall plot is a bit laggy and lacks depth, but the number of memorable scenes makes up for it. I love the bizarre sexual…


  • Big Tim

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Big Tim 14 Jul, 2015

    Alfred Hitchcock - Ranked

    "Can I bring the lovebirds, Mitch? They haven't harmed anyone."

    The brilliance of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds is in the choice to not include a score at all. None. It's not there. As a result, the bird sound effects are that much more unnerving and disturbing. This movie is a masterclass in how to use sound, just pure sound, to terrify an audience. Typically, Hitchcock is known for some pretty iconic scores in his movies, but…


  • Minionofhell

    ★★★★★ Watched by Minionofhell 11 Jul, 2015

    "The Birds" has a really slow build-up at first and feels more like a love comedy at the beginning.Then,the tone is getting darker until there´s only the question of whether they will survive left.
    The characters do the same stupid moves as in literally every horror movie-going alone without telling anyone,splitting up etc.-but the upbuilding tension in this movie left me completely whacked at the end.
    But the true masterstroke in this movie was the soundtrack which is reduced to…


  • Movie Rat Ian

    ★★★ Watched by Movie Rat Ian 11 Jul, 2015

    See!? This is what happens when you order a Minah bird and just leave it to starve on your doorstep for two days!


  • Alec Price

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Alec Price 05 Jul, 2015

    Classic horror by Alfred Hitchcock, The Birds still terrifies due to the way it takes something seemingly benign and commonplace and turns it viciously against us. Loosely adapted from the short story by Daphne du Maurier, Hitchcock unleashes a series of violent and inexplicable bird attacks upon the residents of California's picturesque seaside town Bodega Bay, among which are young San Francisco socialite Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren in her screen debut) and stolid lawyer Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor). The way…


  • McMac Henry

    ★★★★ Added by McMac Henry

    much better with some music behind it. this scene in particular showed how a well constructed soundtrack can enhance any movie.



  • Lucas

    ★★½ Watched by Lucas 07 Jul, 2015 1

    Letterboxd has truly failed this movie. It sucks guys. Why is the beginning even there? And why isn't anyone actually acknowledging that, or the fact that it is just a meandering, boring romance that has nothing to do with the second half of the movie? All you fuckers are just saying that he was "building up suspense through foreshadowing!" WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT? Showing like little bird clips and bird bites in the middle of this weird, convoluted and…


  • mushumbadiwadi

    ★★★★★ Added by mushumbadiwadi

    storytelling clinic


  • Asher

    ★★★★★ Added by Asher 6

    Every film Hitchcock ever made was something spectacular. He was always ahead of the crowd with his work. He was the ace of aces, the queen of queens, and the king of kings when it came to cinematic perfection. From the 1920s he garnered recognition for his unique and, at the time, unheard of storytelling. He made films that horrified audiences yet were not "horror" films. He was doing something that no one else even thought of. That being: creating…


  • Tom

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Tom 29 Jun, 2015

    Great film. One of the movies I'd use to introduce people to Hitchcock. Awesome on all levels.


  • muchogroucho

    ★★★★ Watched by muchogroucho 28 Jun, 2015 2

    I'm thirty years old and I've never been scared by birds. Now I am. No score, only extended bursts of wings flapping and birds shrieking at everyone on the island. It follows me around.


  • Matt Curione

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Matt Curione 27 Jun, 2015

    Still one of the best Creature Features.