Universal Pictures: Celebrating 100 Years: The Birds

Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece The Birds is based on a short story by Rebecca author Daphne du Maurier. The 1963 horror classic follows socialite Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) and lawyer Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor); the two are in a budding romance. Suddenly and inexplicably, birds of all species begin attacking humans in mindless rage, trapping people in their houses and killing them. Hitchcock proved himself a man who could create a seething tension and the unexplained nature of the terror makes the movie frightening even to today's jaded filmgoers.

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This screening, part of the ongoing Universal Pictures: Celebrating 100 Years series will be introduced by Houston Film Critics Society member Donna Copeland. Upcoming films in the series include To Kill a Mockingbird, Inglourious Basterds and Dracula.
Fri., Feb. 1, 7 p.m., 2013

 
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