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Today in Horror History: Join us in Celebrating the 54th Anniversary of the Release of Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’

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British film director Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) during the shooting of his movie ‘The Birds’. Hitckcock directed his first film in 1925 and rose to become the master of suspense, internationally recognized for his intricate plots and novel camera technique.

reports: Today is the fifty-forth anniversary of the release of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic horror film “The Birds,” and what better way to celebrate than watching one of the major contributors talk about his role on the film? [See indiewire’s exclusive clip here]

Here’s a select series of storyboards for ‘The Birds”, click the image to enlarge.

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And a video with more:

Harold Michelson was not only the storyboard artist on “The Birds,” but also one of the Hollywood Golden Age’s major unsung heroes, which makes him such a fitting and fascinating subject for Daniel Raim and Danny DeVito’s documentary “Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story.”

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Michelson and his wife Lillian, a revered film researcher, quietly became the film industry’s secret weapons, though their contributions were largely uncredited, meaning that their story has never been told until now. The two were partially responsible for films like “The Graduate,” “Rosemary’s Baby,” and “Scarface.” … (read more)

Enjoy some clips from Hitchocck’s 1960s horror masterpiece:

Source: indiewire.com

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