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London Bridge

MFL+1

“What is fascinating about the Douglas character, as written and played, is the core of sadness in his soul. Yes, by the time we meet him, he has gone over the edge. But there is no exhilaration in his rampage, no release. He seems weary and confused, and in his actions he unconsciously follows scripts that he may have learned from the movies, or on the news, where other frustrated misfits vent their rage on innocent bystanders.”

The Birds (1963)

I looked outside and saw some birds.

I thought to myself, “If they all attacked en masse it’d be pretty darn creepy”.

Now Alfred Hitchcock, who’s supposed to be so bloody wonderful, padded that out to two hours.

Lost all the tension.

The setup is mediocre and so is a lot of the dialogue, but still, pretty darn creepy.

Grade: C+