The Birds And Vertigo Comparison

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The two films I have chosen to compare and contrast are both by the wonderful director Alfred Hitchcock. Hitchcock has created many films that have been deemed masterpieces in the film industry; however, the two I have chosen to review are The Birds which came out in 1963 and Vertigo which came out in 1958. The Birds is about a rich woman, named Melanie Daniels, who drives an hour to go visit a humble lawyer, named Mitch Brenner, to drop off lovebirds in Bodega Bay; what starts as a playful and almost romantic trip becomes a horror scene when the birds begin to attack. Vertigo is about a Detective who falls in love with the woman he is following, and when she dies he tries to recreate her using a new woman. Both The Birds and Vertigo are brilliant…show more content…
The main themes in The Birds are lies and deceitfulness, man against nature, and finally the theme of love. The theme of lies and deceitfulness is mainly shown through the main female role of Melanie. She first lies to Mitch and tells him she works at the bird store even though she doesn’t and he knows she doesn’t. She then continues to lie to him about her knowledge about birds, she tells him canaries are lovebirds. Finally, she also lies to Annie Haywood, the school teacher, about why she has come up to Bodega Bay. She tells Annie that she is just a friend of Mitch’s and wants nothing more, meanwhile her actions show she has more of a romantic interest in…show more content…
Although this may seem depressing this is how Alfred Hitchcock was the thus his films reflected his true beliefs. The two films share similarities in their plot, characters, mise-en-scene and more but they both maintain their individuality from each other as well. They contain different themes of deception, love, death, survival, and romance, and they are capable of holding the attention of the watcher through the entire film. The films deserve to be praised just as the director deserves to
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