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"The Birds" Transformation from Literature to Film

Summary: Daphne du Maurier's 1952 acclaimed, nightmarish short story "The Birds" appealed greatly to Alfred Hitchcock, who turned it into a celebrated suspense thriller film released in 1963. While Hitchcock altered the plot and setting and used innovations in special effects and sounds in order for his audience to relate to the film, both versions successfully incorporate tension that continues to the end, leaving both reader and viewer with an unsettled feeling as to what will happen.
THE BIRDS -

`Transformations'

The nightmarish theme of Daphne du Maurier's 1952, acclaimed short story, The Birds appealed to the distinguished film director, Alfred Hitchcock, who in 1963 turned it into a celebrated film. In order to transform the short story into a suspense thriller film, Hitchcock left very little of the original text. By altering the plot and using innovations in special effects and sounds, he successfully changed the story, making it suitable for film and appealing to the audiences of his time.

In transforming Du Maurier's short story to film, Hitchcock changed the context and setting in order to relate to his audience. Written in 1952, Du Maurier's, The Birds, is set in a quiet, rural Cornish village in England during World War Two. However, Hitchcock's film, released in 1963, is set in the American seaside town of Bodega Bay in the 1960s.

Although there...

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