For The Birds
Yesterday we watched 'The Birds' - a film I've been meaning to see for a long time. Well, I watched it and Dave fell asleep half way through, but he got the gist.
It certainly looked pretty. The heroine, played by Tippi Hedren, was gorgeous and stylish and drove a cool car. I can see how it would have been scary in its time but the highlights for me were the hilarious bird attacks (although the shots of the birds gathering were quite menacing).
Now, 1963 Bodega Bay didn't seem the most hip and happening of places but the school teacher, played by the beautiful Suzanne Pleshette, had a pretty amazing mid century modern lamp in her abode.
We debated which actress was the most attractive.
Our verdict: the brunette was prettier but the blonde dressed better.
A couple of years ago, Mattel released this 'The Birds' Barbie:
I am now determined to become the unfortunate 'Melanie Daniels' at the very next fancy dress opportunity I get. I did dress as the tragic shower victim from 'Psycho' once and got a bit chilly. At least this outfit will have a chic jacket to keep me warm.
For those who haven't seen the movie, I won't give the ending away and tell you WHY the birds are attacking (mischevious knowing wink to all those who have seen it) but will recommend 'The Birds' to any person who doesn't mind watching older movies. I, for one, am glad to have finally seen this mid century classic.
Here's hoping your Easter break isn't 'for the birds'.