Movie Mania Hitchcock Special: The Birds

Hello, my lovely readers!
Today I want to write about one of Alfred Hitchcock’s most famous movies. Let’s get started and check out The Birds!


The Plot:

After a rather weird encounter with Mitch Brenner, you socialite Melanie Daniels decided to drive out to Bodega Bay with a birthday gift for his little sister. However, as soon as she arrives, terrible things begin to happen as the bird population becomes more violent. But nobody believes her…

The Rating:

After a few more negative reviews concerning the Cold War movies Hitchcock has made, I am glad to share a positive review today!

The Birds is a super creepy thriller that made me squirm for weeks after whenever I saw a bird. Tippi Hedren does a great job in this production and holds up well with a co-star like Rod Taylor.

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Book vs. Movie: The Time Machine (1960)

Hello my lovely readers!
For this book vs. movie post I checked out one the most influential science fiction novellas of all time: The Time Machine by H. G. Wells and the 1960 adaptation which marks a milestone in sci-fi films!

 

The Plot:
A couple of friends arrive at the home of the inventor George. It January 5th 1900. The guys are surprised when after some initial delay George arrives – exhausted and clearly shaken. He claims that he’s been travelling through time since the group had last met…

 

Book vs. Movie:
Let’s see about the novel.
I was absolutely fascinated by Wells’ amount of imagination. He wrote the novella in 1895, so anything even resembling time travelling was yet to become a think to talk about. That’s why The Time Machine has been so extremely influential on the entire science fiction genre afterwards.
In general, Wells idea for the future are still relevant and fascinating. His novella gave me a lot of food for thought!
In 1960 director George Pal delivered the most iconic adaptation of this story with Rod Taylor in the main role.
Similar to the novella, the movie also mark a mile stone in movie history. The time-lapse photographic effects even won an Academy Award! Continue reading