Birds & Windows & Dresses, Oh my!

8:56 AM

Taking another stab at our goal to get through the Hitchcock movies, Kyle & I rented both The Birds and Rear Window.

I had seen The Birds quite a few times when I was younger, and I remember liking it a lot each time. Released in 1963, Tippi Hendren and Rod Taylor star in this thriller as two people persuing each other in a small town in California, known as Bodega Bay. The town suddenly starts getting attacked by birds. Birds of different types, and in increasing quantities, that terrorize the inhabitants of Bodega Bay.

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"Suspense and shock beyond anything you have seen or imagined!"

Rear Window on the other hand, I had not had the chance to see before. So far it is my favorite. Released in 1954 and staring (my favorite) Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly, Rear Window channels the events that occur when a photographer is confined to his appartment because of a leg injury and entertaines himself by watching his neighbors. This seems rather harmless until he convinces himself that one of his neighbors commits murder.

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"Through his rear window and the eye of his powerful camera he watched a great city tell on itself, expose its cheating ways...and Murder!"

*PS Grace Kelly's ‘fresh from the Paris plane’ dress designed by Edith Head is beautiful and I am in love with it.


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  1. I haven't seen The Birds yet, but Rear Window is a great movie. I've only seen it once but I remember really enjoying it (and my gosh, Grace Kelly's dress is so drop-dead gorgeous!).

  2. Hitchcock and Grace Kelly are both amazing! Great post.

  3. I'm too chicken to watch suspense but I so love every picture I've seen of Grace Kelly's outfits! Maybe I'll have to break my "no scary movies" rule and check it out!

  4. I loved both of those movies! Great movie poster shots! I am also a HUGE fan of Edith Heads work! Have you seen, to catch a thief? Its great and all the outfits are just breathtaking!

    Also, Thank you so much for your letter writing tips yesterday! I think I will give it a try and see how it goes! I liked your solution based advice very much. I am so happy to have met you and found your lovely blog!

  5. I LOVE Rear Window. I think my favorite Hitchcock is "North by Northwest." Grace Kelly always struck me as rather cold...distant in films, you know? But I love Jimmy Stewart and Rear Window is one of his best.

  6. I want this barbie!


  7. ahhh my friend lent me her Hitchcock boxed set & I've only watched 3 movies from it. But Rear Window is my favourite, Grace Kelly was so gorgeous

  8. I love Hitchcock movies. Rear Window is a great choice. Also see North by Northwest if you haven't! Annie.


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