Analysis of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds
...Alfred Hitchcocks The Birds In the thriller film The Birds, Alfred Hitchcock bases his story on a short story previously written by Daphne du Maurier (Mcgilligan 14). The story begins in a pet shop in San Francisco where a young lawyer, Mitch Brenner, is unsuccessfully trying to buy his younger sister, Cathy, a pair of love birds for her 11th birthday. He meets and remembers the wealthy socialite Melanie Daniels, who, apparently, does not recognise him, and he plays a joke on her by treating her as a salesclerk. Attracted to him, she impulsively buys two birds, which she secretly delivers to Mitch’s home in Bodega Bay. On...