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The Birds (movie)

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This movie was made (1963)  long before computers were involved in movie making.  How did Hitchcock get the birds to do what they did in the movie?

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The movie was nominated for one Oscar; Special Effects

 

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The final shot of the film, with the characters driving away from Bodega Bay as they're watched by a restive flock of birds, was one of the film's typically tricky scenes, combining live birds, animated birds, and puppet birds, along with the moving car heading toward a detailed matte painting as a backdrop. Hitchcock recalled that the shot was a composite that blended 32 separate exposures, calling it "the most difficult single shot I've ever done."

https://www.moviefone.com/2013/03/25/the-birds-alfred-hitchcock-25-things-you-didnt-know/

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10 hours ago, zapatos said:

The movie was nominated for one Oscar; Special Effects

I suspect the average cinema goer is unaware of the extent to which special effects are used for what might seem to most of us like mundane shots.

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