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Das trivias do The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock, 1963):
Rod Taylor claims that the seagulls were fed a mixture of wheat and whiskey. It was the only way to get them to stand around so much.
When audiences left the film’s UK premiere at the Odeon, Leicester Square, London, they were greeted by the sound of screeching and flapping birds from loudspeakers hidden in the trees to scare them further.
In May 2001, the son of “The Birds” novelist Daphne Du Maurier reported that he and his wife were being terrorized by seagulls nesting outside their cottage in Cornwall, England.
For the scene in which Annie is killed, Suzanne Pleshette who played her told Alfred Hitchcock it would look good if her ear was all bloody and hanging off, so he sent her to the prop department. When it came to shooting the scene, Hitchcock had Annie facing the other way, so the viewer never sees the ear, which Pleshette recalled “was part of his delicious sense of humor.”
Before filming the final attack scene when Melanie goes upstairs, Tippi Hedren asked Alfred Hitchcock , “Hitch, why would I do this?” Hitchcock’s response was, “Because I tell you to.”