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The Birds: BFI Film Classic The Birds: BFI Film Classic

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Camille Paglia draws together the aesthetic, technical and mythical qualities of Hitchcock's classic in this elegant, highly readable study.

Camille Paglia draws together the aesthetic, technical and mythical qualities of Hitchcock's classic in this elegant, highly readable study.

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The Birds (1963) was the first film Alfred Hitchcock made after Psycho. Drawn from a Daphne Du Maurier story as well as contemporary newspaper reports of bird attacks in California, The Birds featured the icy blonde Tippi Hedren in her first starring role. A film about anxiety, sexual power and the violence of nature, it is quintessential Hitchcock.

Camille Paglia, in a virtuoso study, draws together the film's aesthetic, technical and mythical qualities, and analyses its depiction of gender and family relations. This is an elegant, highly readable book, which will delight students and fans of The Birds, and which confirms the reputation of one of America's most exciting intellectuals.

The Birds (1963) was the first film Alfred Hitchcock made after Psycho. Drawn from a Daphne Du Maurier story as well as contemporary newspaper reports of bird attacks in California, The Birds featured the icy blonde Tippi Hedren in her first starring role. A film about anxiety, sexual power and the violence of nature, it is quintessential Hitchcock.

Camille Paglia, in a virtuoso study, draws together the film's aesthetic, technical and mythical qualities, and analyses its depiction of gender and family relations. This is an elegant, highly readable book, which will delight students and fans of The Birds, and which confirms the reputation of one of America's most exciting intellectuals.

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SKU 9780851706511
Author(s) Camille Paglia
Publisher(s) Palgrave Macmillan, BFI Publishing
Format Paperback
Original publication date 01/07/1998
Number of pages 96

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