It was 1961 when Alfred obtained a copy of a particular book written by Daphne du Maurier. He had a plan, and was looking forward to its fruition. Pulling all the pieces together would not be easy. And, he had to top his last project to stay on top.
It took him three years to get all the pieces to come together for this project at a cost of $3.3 million dollars. He was using live animals in this project, and that cost a bundle. What he needed had to be specially trained.
When the project was complete, and Alfred satisfied with the way it turned out, it was released. The project was a movie entitled, “The Birds.”
When questioned by a reporter about his choice of birds, Alfred was asked why he used seagulls and crows and not pigeons. He explained how they used ground meat and anchovies to attract the birds to the actors. “The pigeons,” said Hitchcock, “would simply not fly off the fence.”
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