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Bird Symbolism in Psycho: Women as Prey

Have you ever noticed all the birds in the Alfred Hitchcock movie Psycho? Sure, when they mention them, but if you start looking, there are way more than you first realized. And the placement of every one of them is significant. Mind blown.

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Hitchcock was really big on framing and designing each shot, as well as symbolism and foreshadowing. It’s possible I overlooked the presence of so many birds because I saw the 1963 movie The Birds before Psycho. ScreenPrism sets that right with a closeup on all those creepy birds. -via Digg


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Ever since I saw The Birds, I have been more or less afraid of them. I can't bear to be in a house where a pet bird is allowed to fly around.
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