During my Freshman year in high school, I viewed The Birds (1963) through my English/literature class. This was after reading various excerpts from Daphne du Maurier’s novel of the same name. This was one of my favorite parts of the entire semester. Most people were more excited that semester by the Romeo and Juliet assignment which allowed to watch Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet. While I love Baz Luhrmann’s work, I was more excited about The Birds.
Classic cinema is always something that has intrigued me. Over the years I have watched many films that are considered classics. There were even films that I can remember watching that my friends refused to watch because they were in black-and-white. Anything that wasn’t in color wasn’t accepted. This is something I’ve never been able to understand as a movie buff because these people are missing out on so many good films. I remember while studying film in college my professor showed me the Hitchcock classic Rear Window. From that moment on, I fell in love with the magic that not only Hitchcock created but I understood why everyone loved Jimmy Stewart and found a deep appreciation for Grace Kelly. Continue reading “What is your favorite classic movie?”