The Birds

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Rebecca to Rachel: 10 of the best Daphne du Maurier films
Ben Wheatley’s new version of the gothic thriller Rebecca joins an impressive list of big-screen Du Maurier adaptations

Anne Billson

19, Oct, 2020 @9:41 AM

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House of horrors: how cinema turned a safe space into a trap
Long before an age of lockdown, films from Rosemary’s Baby to The Shining and In the Shadow unveiled the home as the ultimate fear

Michael Newton

27, May, 2020 @10:56 AM

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'Parents sent me to therapy': you tell us the films that scarred you as kids
After Guardian writers reminisced about the films that caused nightmares in their younger years, you responded with a long list of alternative options

Guardian readers

01, Nov, 2019 @5:00 AM

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National Film Registry picks Thelma & Louise and The Breakfast Club for preservation
Ridley Scott’s feminist thriller and John Hughes’s 1985 teen flick deemed ‘culturally, historically or aesthetically significant’ by Library of Congress

Andrew Pulver

14, Dec, 2016 @3:19 PM

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Hitchcock experts rush to defend director over Tippi Hedren’s claims of sexual harassment
Actress says she repelled advances on The Birds set but film crew dispute story

Vanessa Thorpe, arts and media correspondent

06, Nov, 2016 @12:05 AM

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Tippi Hedren: Alfred Hitchcock sexually assaulted me
Star of The Birds and Marnie says director grabbed her, attempted to kiss her and had a secret door installed between his office and her dressing room

Alan Evans

31, Oct, 2016 @11:42 AM

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Alfred Hitchcock; The Man Who Knew Too Much reviews – how the master exploited our fears
Two new analyses of Alfred Hitchcock’s macabre imagination are equally compelling

Peter Conrad

13, Apr, 2015 @10:00 AM

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Clip joint: five gripping movie scenes set in petrol stations
Guardian reader Charles Graham-Dixon picks his favourite movie scenes set in petrol stations. Which would you add?

Charles Graham-Dixon

19, Jan, 2015 @12:51 PM

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Rod Taylor, star of Hitchcock thriller The Birds, dies aged 84
Actor’s other roles included the lead in HG Wells’s The Time Machine and cameo in Inglourious Basterds

Hannah Ellis-Petersen

09, Jan, 2015 @6:54 PM

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Apocalypse bow-wow: the new breed of arthouse animal horror
Back when giant spiders first roamed the multiplex and B-movie bunnies packed the drive-in, rabid creatures represented an underclass growling at their lack of power. With White God, an acclaimed Oscar contender from Hungary, this political bite returns, says Xan Brooks

Xan Brooks

16, Oct, 2014 @4:50 PM

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Michael Bay to produce remake of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds

The horror returns as Transformers director revealed as man behind new take on Hitchcock's 1963 frightener, with Naomi Watts set to take Tippi Hedren role

Xan Brooks

13, Mar, 2014 @10:58 AM

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My favourite Hitchcock: The Birds

Xan Brooks: Here is a film that provides no answers and no escape. Chaos reigns from top to tail. Might this be the essential Hitchcock?

Xan Brooks

31, Jul, 2012 @5:10 PM

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