The Birds (Hitchcock, 1963): Prince Charles Cinema, 8.45pm
Chicago Reader review:'Alfred
Hitchcock's most abstract film (1963), and perhaps his subtlest, still
yielding new meanings and inflections after a dozen or more viewings.
As emblems of sexual tension, divine retribution, meaningless chaos,
metaphysical inversion, and aching human guilt, his attacking birds
acquire a metaphorical complexity and slipperiness worthy of Melville.
Tippi Hedren's lead performance is still open to controversy, but her
evident stage fright is put to sublimely Hitchcockian uses. With Rod
Taylor, Suzanne Pleshette, and Jessica Tandy (and does anyone besides
me believe that Mrs. Brenner was having an affair with Dan Fawcett?).'
Here is the scene where Mrs Brenner finds Dan Fawcett. Not for the squeamish.