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The Birds is a American natural horror - thriller film produced and directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Loosely based on the story of the same name by Daphne du Maurier , it focuses on a series of sudden and unexplained violent bird attacks on the people of Bodega Bay, California , over the course of a few days. The screenplay is by Evan Hunter , who was told by Hitchcock to develop new characters and a more elaborate plot while keeping du Maurier's title and concept of unexplained bird attacks. In , The Birds was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress , and selected for preservation in its National Film Registry. In the early s, at a San Francisco pet store , socialite Melanie Daniels meets lawyer Mitch Brenner who is looking to buy lovebirds for his sister, Cathy's, 11th birthday. Recognizing Melanie from an unflattering incident reported in the newspapers, Mitch pretends to mistake Melanie as a shop employee. A somewhat contentious encounter ensues after the disapproving Mitch reveals he knows Melanie's identity. Mitch leaves without buying anything.
It is the apocalyptic story of a northern California coastal town filled with an onslaught of seemingly unexplained, arbitrary and chaotic attacks of ordinary birds - not birds of prey. Ungrammatical advertising campaigns emphasized: "The Birds Is Coming. Novelist Evan Hunter based his screenplay upon the collection of short stories of the same name by Daphne du Maurier - Hitchcock's third major film based on the author's works after Jamaica Inn and Rebecca In du Maurier's story, the birds were attacking in the English countryside, rather than in a small town north of San Francisco. The film's technical wizardry is extraordinary, especially in the film's closing scene a complex, trick composite shot - the special visual effects of Ub Iwerks were nominated for an Academy Award the film's sole nomination , but the Oscar was lost to Cleopatra Hundreds of birds gulls, ravens, and crows were trained for use in some of the scenes, while mechanical birds and animations were employed for others. The film's non-existent musical score is replaced by an electronic soundtrack including simulated bird cries and wing-flaps , with Hitchcock's favorite composer Bernard Herrmann serving as a sound consultant. Hitchcock introduced a 'fascinating new personality' for the film - his successor to Grace Kelly - a cool, blonde professional model named 'Tippi' Hedren, in her film debut in a leading role. The director was Rick Rosenthal, although the standard generic pseudonym 'Alan Smithee' is found in the credits. The typical Hitchcock MacGuffin was the question: Why do the strange attacks occur?