Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Seagulls!

Movie number 9. Released in 1963 The Birds is by far the most Hilarious movie Hitchcock has made! I’m not kidding here, I’m still laughing every time I remember those seagulls pecking the kids to the ground or dragging them up a hill!! Or who can forget the “Photoshopped” birds inside the house? When the actors started going “NO little-harmless-bird-that’s-not-even-here-in-the-first-place,don’t “attack’ me!


” I’m not going to  elaborate on this… Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) is some kind of practical-joker and when one of her practical jokes backfires in a pet shop she decides to “embarrass” the man who spoiled her joke(Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor)) by delivering two lovebirds to him. Yeah… She finds out who he is and where he lives (stalker much!) and takes the birds to his house…or so she thinks. It turns out he’s very hard to find and she has to go through a lot of trouble in the small town where he spends his weekends. Meanwhile, in Bodega Bay, (that’s where she is) birds start to “viciously” attack people and scare them (they actually are a bit scary at first) but like one of Barney’s stories,things get surreal… Like I said, a group of seagulls attack a group of kids and they infiltrate a house by entering through the chimney,they fill the house  and attack everyone inside… to make a long story short,after a few more attack and a terrified Bodega Bay a wise old lady informs us that the attacks are nature’s revenge for what we’re doing to the environment… In the end the birds don’t stop,which is a very important thing about the movie meaning that once nature is angry it can’t stop until it delivers its message blah blah. The main characters escape Bodega Bay,though.Yay for them.

The movie is considered to be the first movieto tackle environmental issues which is big,and it also is a very good movie with a great message about respecting nature! …..     I get that,I just can’t keep from laughing every time I see it! The bird attacks are just outrageous! (lol face)! If you watch it, you’ll see what I mean…Oh those seagulls!

That was for today’s movie,Hitchcock and not just any Hitchcock,The Birds!You seriously should watch it, your opinion about it could be completely different from mine,e.g. my mom’s been scarred for life  because of that movie!
Now,the  music! Hmm… What about Celine Dion and some of the most legendary ballads of all time like “My Heart Will Go On” and “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” !? And if you remembered Celine by watching the Titanic 3D then I got Nightwish for you, I know I didn’t keep my promise about Nightwish but now it’s their time to shine! Everyone of their songs(or at least their most popular ones) are mandatory! (strict tone)
Quotes of the day are Hitchcock’s :”Revenge is sweet and not fattening.” and “The more successful the villain, the more successful the picture.”
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The Trouble With Killing People

Movie number 8. I think we neglected Hitchcock up until now  he’s great and all so i think i should do a few of his movies.

“The trouble with Harry” is that he’s dead. The movie (The Trouble With Harry) was released  in 1955 and it’s way ahead of it’s time if you ask me… The movie is an amazing example of black comedy,in fact if someone asks you to name a black comedy,that’s what you should say! Anyway, personally i find the movie to be very beautiful,funny and relaxing!Trouble With Harry Hitchcock pic 1

As i said, the trouble with Harry is that he’s dead. Not only that, but there’s many people in the small village in Vermont where he died who think they killed him and have no idea what to do with him!  Captain Albert Wiles (Edmund Gwenn) thinks he killed him by shooting him while hunting for rabbits,  the lovely Miss Ivy Gravely (Mildred Natwick) thinks he died by her boot, the beautiful Jennifer Rogers (Shirley MacLaine in her debut) thinks she killed him by hitting him with a bottle. It turns out Harry is Jennifer’s ex husband and she has no fellings whatsoever about him dying, “You can stuff him, for all I care. Stuff him and put him in a glass case, only I’d suggest frosted glass” she said!  The voice of  “reason”  seems  to be Sam Marlowe ( John Forsythe) an open-minded artist who helps these four with…whatever it is they want to do with Harry.

Harry was found fully dressed in the woods. He was then buried and dug out, hidden in a bathtub and left in the woods. Yet no one cares! But to everyone’s relief  Harry died of natural causes and was killed by none. All that while trying to conceal  Harry from the police. In the end Jennifer fell in love with Sam, and Miss Gravely with Captain Wiles.

What i liked most about this film (except the directing and acting) was the total apathy about the death of Harry. No one cares he’s dead, they just don’t want to go to jail for it , on top of that they care more about their personal affairs than they do about Harry! An other funny thing is Jennifer’s son’s confusion concerning the days of the week(obviously they didn’t have Rebecca Black back then to teach them those things…) and his confusion about the words today,tomorrow and yesterday!

The movie is just amazing and i think everyone should watch regardless of age,taste,height,weight,era,sexual orientation  etc..

Quotes of the day “Drama is life with the dull parts cut out” Alfred Hitchcock and     “If it’s a good movie, the sound could go off and the audience would still have a perfectly clear idea of what was going on.” Alfred Hitchcock


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