|Comments on Friday 2 August 2002:|
|The Birds: Excellent to see the birds essentially winning, but still not as good as mine.
|My favourite scene is the one involving the love birds sitting in their cage in the car on the way down to the coast. The way they lean into the corners. There's just something about that. You can tell that those birds are professionallly trained. Probably at RADA I would say, judging by their blocking technique.|
Have to wonder who at imdb.com decided that "If you like this film, we also recommend What's Eating Gilbert Grape". Anybody see a connection?
|Perhaps it's a connection like that between 'yes' and 'no'; an opposite sort of thing. Or more like the connection between 'good' and 'bad'.|
|I want to see a profound connection growing out of idle Googling with such results as http://www.ohiou.edu/esl/elective/film/indexSt.html but probably that isn't a good idea. I do find the sentence "Inhabitants try to escape from bird's fear" interesting though. What are the birds afraid of etc? Who are the birds for that matter, and is there any relevance in the hobby of Norman Bates?|