The Birds (film)  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

The Birds (1963) is a suspense film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, based on the short story of the same name by Daphne du Maurier. Unlike most other films of its era, The Birds does not have a music score or an ending in the conventional sense. The soundtrack was supervised by Bernard Herrmann; bird cries and wingflaps were played on an expanded Trautonium (called the Mixtur Trautonium) by Oskar Sala, assisted by German composer Remi Gassmann.

The screenplay was written by Evan Hunter, who penned the 87th Precinct novels using the pseudonym "Ed McBain".

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