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Uploaded on Sep 24, 2010
The final climatic scene from the 1963 Motion Picture "The Birds". This is one of Hitchcock's most-noted action scenes accompanied with a full symphonic score written by Marc Parella in 1992 and performed by the Arizona State University Symphony Orchestra directed by Henry Charles Smith.
The cue takes advantage of several preemptive and forecasting techniques. You know what's going to happen, but the music could fool you, until you know for sure. Equally important is the use of silence when Melanie (Tippi Hedren) opens the door. The final sequence is timed to a split second to coincide with the effects and quick edits.
Ms. Hedren called the score to her famous scene "thrilling" and "exciting".