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Showing posts with label the birds. Show all posts

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Cinematic World Tour Blogathon: California, Here I Come

Since I thought of this blogathon event I figured I needed to be the first to do a post. I was hoping to go abroad and eventually might before the summer is over, but I decided to start with California, a place I have never been before. Maybe my good friends that I met through blogger and facebook will put me for a night or two as well. Like Desiree, Kori and Valarie. I will call ahead to see if that's cool with them. Anyway some of the places that were captured on film for California feature some very cool spots that would be awesome to see up close. So let's begin shall we...


First off I have to visit Big Sur, where The Sandpiper (1965) was filmed. Even though it stars larger than life Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, the backdrop of Big Sur overshadows them both. One of the most gorgeous places in the world and so lovingly captured on film. Have to go there definitely. I mean it is so beautiful just going by what I saw on display in The Sandpiper, it has to be even more amazing when you actually see it.

Enjoy a casual drive in San Francisco....

But try not to get on the bad side of SFPD...they usually shoot first, 
then ask questions later

Probably venture over to San Francisco to check out the streets where top cops Bullitt (Steve McQueen) and Dirty Harry (Clint Eastwood) performed their duties. Would be very cool to engage in a car chase but we will keep things legal and safe.

Now listen when the tourists start arriving...that's when I will give the signal...
and everyone just go crazy!

Drop by Bodega Bay for a spell, where Hitchcock set his bird frenzy fest The Birds. But the first sign of seeing birds giving me the evil eye, I'm so out of there.

Looks like fun at the park if you decide to visit Santa Rosita

Stop by the Santa Rosita State Park, home to It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) to kick back and just relax. Now if we come across a treasure map, then we're off on a little scavenger hunt then.

From a long lost era..the 60's...American Graffiti..

Also zoom over to Modesto, and cruise the strip where American Graffiti (1973) took place. That would be wicked cool!

Just don't expect gifts from Richard Gere

If you can afford a trip to Beverly Hills, then you have to stay at The Wilshire Hotel...home to such films as Pretty Woman and Beverly Hills Cop.

And to wrap things up, how about a visit to the quaint small town of Santa Rosa that was the setting for Shadow of a Doubt (1943). Small town life is very appealing to me, so Santa Rosa is definitely a place I would want to stop at and visit. So that ends my trip to California as I know there are tons more films I could have included in this post, but it's all I had time for as things are very hectic this weekend with a new AC unit being installed and family get togethers.  I will probably do another post with a different location before the summer is out. And to everyone that is doing a post for this non-traditional blogathon all I ask is that you send me an email letting me know when you post on it on your blog and include a link in it to my blog. Then I can do a write-up on here letting everyone else know that yours is up. Thanks to everyone who is participating and hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

My love of classic movies is beyond measure


Thursday, November 3, 2011

The top four seeds of the 60's Era all cruise in Favorite Hitchcock Film Tournament

4 matches. 4 blow-outs. The 60's era of the favorite Hitchcock film tournament yielded no upsets as all four top films cruised to victory. Top film Psycho crushed Topaz 27-0. Second seed North By Northwest decimated Family Plot 28-2. Third seed The Birds ripped Torn Curtain 25-2. And forth seed Marnie had the round's closest match as it beat Frenzy 14-4. So now the semi-final matches will pit Psycho against Marnie while North By Northwest takes on The Birds. Matches begin immediately and runs thru Sunday 5 pm EST.


1 PSYCHO (1960)


4 MARNIE (1964)





3 THE BIRDS (1963)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Classic Horror Films - Day 5 (The Birds)

The Birds don't quit

A wealthy San Francisco playgirl (Tippi Hedren) pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people there in increasing numbers and with increasing viciousness. A Hitchock film that starts off like a romantic comedy with all the banter between Hedren and co-star Rod Taylor. But then once the birds start attacking, hold on. The initial attack at the gas station is intense and exciting. Hitch keeps the suspense wound tight and the whole cast is perfect. Along with Hedren and Taylor, you also have Suzanne Pleshette, Jessica Tandy, and a young Veronica Cartwright. A solid thriller that still works almost 50 years later.


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