Alfred Hitchcock's "Foreign Correspondent" and "The Birds" Film Review by Master Researcher

Alfred Hitchcock's "Foreign Correspondent" and "The Birds"
An analysis of the themes of safety and security in Alfred Hitchcock's films, "Foreign Correspondent" and "The Birds".
# 89071 | 1,575 words | 4 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Film (Artist) , Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)


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This paper discusses the topic of safety and security in two of Alfred Hitchcock's movies: "Foreign Correspondent" and "The Birds". Essentially, using these two films as a backdrop, the paper makes the argument that people feel secure when things are predictable. When things become unpredictable they are insecure.

From the Paper:

"Films often offer a glimpse of the social, psychological and political conditions of their times. For example, in "Film Violence and the Institutionalization of the Cinema" J. David Slocum notes, Hollywood cinema has figured importantly in efforts to posit media as significant forces in the consolidation, extension, and continuation of the established social order (Slocum 649). What this means is that films say a lot about the social, psychological and political conditions of the time they were made in. This means that a movie from the 1940s will have significantly different social and political messages then a film made in the 1960s."

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Alfred Hitchcock's "Foreign Correspondent" and "The Birds" (2006, December 01) Retrieved September 29, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/film-review/alfred-hitchcock-foreign-correspondent-and-the-birds-89071/

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"Alfred Hitchcock's "Foreign Correspondent" and "The Birds"" 01 December 2006. Web. 29 September. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/film-review/alfred-hitchcock-foreign-correspondent-and-the-birds-89071/>

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