Thursday, September 20, 2012
Winged Dinners Strike Back
No story is more frightening for us felines than one in which the prey strikes back. That's what the winged dinners do in The Birds & Other Stories, by Daphne du Maurier. Our book trailer explains.
MPL Book Trailer #160
The Birds & Other Stories, by Daphne du Maurier
First published in 1952, the novelette is even scarier than the Alfred Hitchcock movie adaptation (1963), which was plenty frightening. You should definitely read this and the other short stories included alongside. Watch the movie, too. October (i.e., Halloween) is coming to give us quite a fright, so the timing is right.
Once again, the Library's composer, whom I call the Music Man, has crafted a music score to heighten the terror. That "still" for the book trailer above is pretty terrifying, too.
Let's just say that, for these winged dinners, I'll gladly pass, thank you very much.
Hiding Under my Desk in the
Indiana Roving Reporter Room Right Now,
Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
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P.S. Let's watch Alfred Hitchcock's movie trailer for The Birds (1963). The master of cinematic suspense certainly hit the mark in this film.