Sunday, January 31, 2010


From The Birds by Camille Paglia (BFI Film Classics series) During production of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, "An inspector from the American Humane Association was always present... ensure that the birds were well-treated. After shooting had finished, most were released back to the wild, with the Arizona birds returned to their habitat. However, fifty crows refused to leave the studio lot and perched near Hitchcock's bungalow; they soiled his car until the tree they were roosting in was cut down."