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Excuse me, but I think you are using this post as an excuse to brag about your tennis ability at the net. "...I treated it like a volley at the net. It was dead before it hit the floor." If you and four or five other people were in that situation, even if you were all armed with tennis rackets and strong tennis ability, you'd still be pecked to death. There were just too many birds. It wasn't a single bat. Hundreds of birds now on the defensive due to the swatting of tennis rackets would overpower you and your compadres. I don't know if this is true. Wasn't The Birds based upon a Daphne du Maurier short story of the same title written a few years earlier? Hitchcock was a fan of du Maurier; I believe Rebecca was written by her and Hitchcock made that into a famous movie with Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine in the 1940's. I think Jamaica Hotel was also a du Maurier. I think he liked her style and found that her writing adapted to his type of filmmaking well. When he read The Birds, he probably thought it would make a good plot in his post-Psycho period. Sorry, too many leaps in logic for me. You're giving 1970's educational institutions too much credit, Hunham's ability to survive another ten years too much credit, and Angus's ability and willingness to help out an old teacher ten years later. Remember, at the end of the movie, Angus is unaware of the precise sacrifice Hunham made for him so that he would not have to go to military school, and Vietnam. He may never be made aware, and by the early '80's, he may not care much about his high school years, Vietnam, or how close he came to attending military school. He'll be too busy selling junk bonds and mutual funds with the rest of the yuppies of his class and generation. I think he'd be dead by 1974 from some alcohol related illness or injury. I guess I waited too long to respond to this post. This thread is as dead as Nancy Greenley. That was another thing I found incredulous - 'what the new place will bring him.' Did anyone else get the impression that he was totally screwed from an employment perspective? What hope did he have to secure another teaching job at anywhere near a prestigious private school as Barton with the basis of his departure looming over him. We know that he was largely innocent, but he fell on his sword and was fired under the cloud of a profanity-laced diatribe at a student's parents. What school would hire him except the roughest, inner city public school? What other skills did he have to secure alternative employment? Even if he wrote his monograph about Cathage, would it be published? Would it sell - except to a very narrow audience of other esoteric individuals? Yeah, I watched the whole movie, including the tacked-on ending. The impression I got of Crane was that she was loose. There's nothing to indicate the man she kissed at the door of her party was her fiancee. Just a random guy she's having sex with, and she would have had sex with Hunham too. Otherwise, she would have been a total cocktease, and that just doesn't make sense within the plot of this movie? Why devote so much screen time to an otherwise friendly, wholesome character manipulating the protagonist? Umm, excuse me, TrentnQuarantino, you don't know me (or roger1, for that matter) to make any comments about our superficiality or knowledge of women. I'm commenting on a film that takes place in 1970-71 and what I find credible. It in no way indicates how I view the real world or how well I understand women in my life and times. Say what you will about the messengers, I/we just think the filmmakers went too far to make the lead character revolting while trying to make him lovable to the opposite gender. I don't go in for ranking lists. As you alluded, the more time goes by, the less older movies make those lists. The judges tend to be younger people, and they don't have the same appreciation for vintage movies like you and I do, lets. There, that's as elitist as I'm going to get. Hopefully, it makes me sound old and not elitist. I know a lot of people look at the psychiatrist's explanation at the end of Psycho as hokey, but I think it was necessary at the time. People have to remember that a 1960 audience would have no understanding of dissociative identity disorder. Maybe ... maybe Three Faces of Eve (1957) would lend some aid. But that character was essentially non-criminal, and the trigger for her alters was complete b*llsh*t. So, while clumsy, it was necessary to spoon-feed the audience the psychopathy of Norman's mind. It also made the final scene all the more chilling. Apparently, all it takes is a bathroom deodorizing spay under clothed underarms and the hope for some ass at a Christmas party. I never saw La Dolce Vita (or any Fellini movies, for that matter). Not that I'm avoiding it/them, it's more like delaying gratification by waiting to open a meaningful gift. I seem to recall seeing Le Boucher. Did that star Stephane Audran? I have such a hazy memory of it because I had to have seen it in the '90's or early 2000's. But I wonder if it had to do with a serial killer and perhaps a kidnapped child? Yes, I am jealous of your moviechat buddy. Hitchcock was a marketing genius when it came to Psycho. I think he mandated that theaters not allow patrons to enter the theater late to create buzz and eliminate outside distractions from the plot/viewing experience. There were so many firsts. The first time a toilet was shown on film. That shower scene. If I'm not mistaken, the first time a serial killer was shown on film (save Peter Lorre in M, but that's not quite the same thing). But, surely, the first time dissociative identity disorder was depicted on film. That scene where Martin Balsam bites it. That had to have broken records of on screen violence at the time. I also wonder if a corpse/skeleton was ever depicted so graphically like toward the end of Psycho. I could well see how a 1960 audience member would run out of the theater or at least into he bathroom. Certainly not today, but they must not have seen anything like this before. View all replies >