“I think cinema has this beautiful component. It’s a universal language.”
The master of suspense plays with our expectations time and again, mercilessly killing off his leading lady (Janet Leigh) in the first third of the movie, and introducing plot elements like the money that amount to nothing more than red herrings. The entire plot is a network of setups and visual suggestions meant to keep the audience unnerved until the curtain falls. And the seamless manner in which these subversive images undermine the story and suck it into the background…
As Alfred Hitchcock once said “ I find the easiest way to worry people is to turn tables on them. Make the most innocent member of the cast a murderer; make the next door neighbor a dangerous spy. Keep your characters stepping out of character and into other fellow’s boots. “ Suspense often relies on the viewer knowing more than the movie’s characters and watching them helplessly as they blindly step into the deadliest of situations.
The Birds is one…
This is the first Egyptian film shot, written, directed by an Egyptian. Mohamed Bayoumy was the pioneer of the Egyptian cinema. It’s also the first African film in history.
Mohamed Bayoumy a Nationalist presented the idea of religious tolerance simply and beautifully for its time, two jobless friends wants to get a job at the bank, then get invited to a meal by the bank manager as he thinks they’re some businessmen or something only to know that they are…