02/11/2013 10:04 am ET Updated Apr 13, 2013

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: The Birds

Next vacation, break away to beautiful Bodega Bay, CA, where the welcome is warm, the sun is shining, and the gulls want to peck your eyes out. Don't order the fried chicken.

With no new genre release in the theaters, the Spotlight gang takes a 50th anniversary look at Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 classic of nature in revolt (and psycho-sexual tension), The Birds. Having all undergone the same, formative (some would say traumatic) childhood experience when the film debuted on broadcast TV back in the sixties, Cinefantastique Online's Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and I return to one of Hitchcock's most enigmatic works, placing the film into the context of his long and impressive career, discussing whether its impact still holds (short answer: Oh my God, yes), and trying to sort out its myriad puzzles. Board up the windows, block the fireplace, and click on the player button to hear the show, or right-click the title to download.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: The Birds


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