Birds representing horror in Hitchcock's films
A flapping bird (white dove) in a fight scene in The Lady Vanishes.
The birds montage in Young and Innocent when the women sees the body on the beach
Young and Innocent
The First Bird Attack in The Birds
Bird Motif in Hitchcock's Films
Birds are often an ominous sign in Hitchcock's films and/or representatives of evil and horror.
|The Lodger, 1926/1927|
|Blackmail, 1929||Alice has a canary bird twittering ominously after the murder|
|Sabotage, 1936||The bomb is made in a bird shop.
"The birds will sing at 1:45"
Who Killed Cock Robin?
|Young and Innocent, 1937/1938||When the two women see the body, they turn away and Hitchcock cuts to extreme close-ups of gulls and then back to the women again.|
|The Lady Vanishes, 1937/1938||A bird cage in the inn is seen right after the camera has entered through the window
Charters calls Miss Froy «a queer sort of bird» in the restaurant at the inn
When Droppo and Gilbert starts to fight there is a bird in front of the camera.
|Saboteur, 1942||When Pat is begging her uncle to give up Barry, a bird is seen in the same frame.|
|Foreign Correspondent, 1940||Van Meer is talking a lot of birds.|
|To Catch a Thief, 1954/1955|
|Vertigo, 1957/1958||Novak wears a Hummingbird pin on her lapel.|
|Psycho, 1959–60/1960||Norman Bates is stuffing birds.
Birds are predominant in the dialogue scene in Norman's office.
|The Birds, 1962/1963||The birds are attacking.|
Gulls are stealing the French loaf that the Cuban resistance people had hidden their cameras in. This reveals them to the Cuban militaries.
|Family Plot, 1975/1976||Mrs "Rainbird" is the reason Blanche starts her investigation.|