Birds Essay

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Avary Kirkpatrick
Mrs. Krysl
Honors English
4 October, 2012

Less is More
The film and the original written copy of a story always have modifications. Producers typically do not like to make the movie exactly like the book because they want to put their own views and concepts into their piece. Even though almost all producers add more drama and conflict tothe plot to make it more appealing to their target of viewers, this does not mean that they cannot stick to the core theme of the story. Although Maurier’s “The Birds” and Hitchcock’s The Birds have similar plot structures, the short story version is more entertaining because of lack of romance, more concise beginning, and ambiguous ending. There is a gathering of external plot points added to The Birds film. For starters, The Birds is more of a romance movie with some bird conflict along the way whereas “The Birds” short story focuses more on the suspense aspect of the plot. Since the short story only focuses on one character’s point of view, it allows the reader to focus only on his problem and aspect of the situation. Nat’s perspective of life after the second bird attack, “The sight of the kitchen reassured him. The cups and saucers, neatly stacked upon the dresser, the table and chairs, his wife’s roll of knitting on her basket chair, the children’s toys in a corner cupboard” (Marrier 4). This quote proves that the readers are only exposed to how Nat sees every occurrence. By Marrier doing that, it adds complexity to the circumstance because Nat is the one going through it and the readers only see Nat’s struggles. But, since the movie has two characters, it makes the viewers focus more on both of them as a whole and the connection they have because of the situations they have faced. The weather also enhances the romance in the movie.The peaceful, bright setting sets the mood for a love scene when the obscure, serious setting sets the mood for the situational plot for the story. The weather in the

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