Looking at Alex Praeger’s work which I mentioned in the last post, it’s kinda of impossible for me not to think of Alfred Hitchcock. Rightly so? I’m not really sure, since I’m quite bias on the matter. In my early teens I went through this whole Hitchcock period, avidly watching all his movies and his tv show whenever they were on tv (I also had a musicals period in my childhood, which now forces me to enjoy Glee!), so most of my eschewed vision of the 40s to 60s seems to stem from his movies, with those tense moments and an ever alluring aura of mistery.
The Birds though, was never one of my favorite movies of his, the idea of birds attacking people, just never seemed scary enough, just plain odd bordering on silly, but I may have been the only one thinking so, and my next few posts may help prove, why I think that. And the movie may have been called The Birds, but crows/ravens are getting all the bad rep (I saw the movie eons ago, but as far as I can remember, there were many different kinds of birds). Maybe it’s just that they seem more menacing and dramatic, and they do have that whole Edgar Allan Poe connection going on as well.
Using model Sasha Pivovarova to fill the shoes of Tippi Hedren‘s original blonde victim, Peter Lindbergh retold the tale in lush black and white (curiously enough seeing that the original movie was in color, as far as I can remember) for Vogue Italia.