Hitchcock’s “The Birds” (1963) Trailer

What a wonderful trailer. Much better than just cutting together the ten most touching/shocking moments and adding some maudlin music as seems to be the standard nowadays. Typical for Hitchcock, of course, the revision of genre traditions, the foregrounding of the medium: How the fiction of the film barges into the fiction of the trailer, quite like the birds barge into the homes of the humans in the film…

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