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Several things catch my attention in this clip from the Alfred Hitchcock movie The Birds. First, I wonder why they choose running outside with no protection over the safer environment of the school house. There are several things that I find ironic in this clip. The birds are calmly sitting on the monkey bars until the children run outside. The flapping of wings has a very similar sound to the slapping of children’s feet as they run down the road. The screaming of the children and the screeching of the birds also sound similar. Yet one is a predator and the other is a victim. The inevitability of the outcome is both intense and frustrating, as we know many of them will not survive the attack. It is equally disconcerting, however, how they all just seem to disappear after the main character makes it safely to her car.
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