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The Birds (1963) and Marnie (1964)

An Alfred Hitchcock–Tippi Hedren double feature.


Episode Notes

In the new episode of Flashback, movie critics Dana Stevens and K. Austin Collins discuss the melodramas The Birds (1963) and Marnie (1964), both directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

Other titles mentioned in the episode:
Rebecca (1940)
Vertigo (1958)
Rear Window (1954)
Hitchcock (Francois Truffaut interviews)
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
Psycho (1960)
The Age of Innocence (1993)
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)
Pygmalion (1938)
Frenzy (1972)

On the next episode: Paul Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers (1997)

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Production by Chau Tu.

About the Show

Every two weeks, film critics Dana Stevens (Slate) and K. Austin Collins (Rolling Stone) revisit notable films from the past—movies outside of the current releases and that have influenced modern culture and canon—and analyze them with a contemporary, critical eye.

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  • Dana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic.

  • K. Austin Collins is a film critic for Rolling Stone and a crossword constructor for the New Yorker and the New York Times.