HITCHCOCK’S WOMEN: A Woman with Broken Wings – Melanie Daniels in THE BIRDS (1963) – PART II

Continuing our Hitchcock’s Women series, Rebecca McCallum concludes her two-part analysis of Melanie Daniels in The Birds. The Boy Is Mine: Melanie and Annie School teacher Annie, whom Melanie both confides in and has conflict with throughout the film, stands in contrast to her character but also serves as a potential forecast of the lifeContinue reading “HITCHCOCK’S WOMEN: A Woman with Broken Wings – Melanie Daniels in THE BIRDS (1963) – PART II”

HITCHCOCK’S WOMEN: A Woman with Broken Wings – Melanie Daniels in THE BIRDS (1963) – PART I

Whilst The Birds is often lauded for its technical feats and set pieces involving flocks of winged assailants, underneath all this Hitchcock offers another complex character study, this time of Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren), a San Francisco socialite who undergoes a monumental journey over the course of the film. We see her begin as aContinue reading “HITCHCOCK’S WOMEN: A Woman with Broken Wings – Melanie Daniels in THE BIRDS (1963) – PART I”