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THE BIRDS
November 20, 2014  | By David Bianculli

TCM, 8:00 p.m. ET

 

Tonight, you can have your movie terror the way Paul Revere planned his warning signals about the British invasion: This 1963 Alfred Hitchcock classic should typify “One if by air,” but the redcoats were not yet that sophisticated with their manner of attack. But in this scary movie about a mysterious avian revolution, some of the most frightening scenes occur when the birds in question are sitting perfectly still, perched on land, or on playground bars – so “One if by land” works for The Birds, as I see it. Of course, that’s only a matter of a pinion…

 
 
 
 
 
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