Alfred Hitchcock


Sir Alfred Hitchcock was born 117 years ago today, and my Lord! what a difference he made to movies.

I own and still watch North by Northwest, being particularly interested in the cantilevered house and the scenes taken in the Mt. Rushmore Visitors’ Center. I don’t know if the Visitor Center scenes were shot on location, but it does look like the way I remember it from fifty years ago.

I do not own The Birds. This 1963 movie was inspired by a Daphne du Maurier short story, and it scared the hell out of me. Maybe that’s why I’m not a birder?

The photograph in this post was taken of my neighbor’s house. A swarm of black birds suddenly descended upon my neighborhood, and the whole time I kept thinking about those critters in the movie. These birds congregated and perched silently, staring with their beady eyes. It was all too familiar.

Fortunately, they didn’t turn malevolent. Well, other than decorating my pickup.

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