In director Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, Melanie Daniels is a rich socialite with a reputation for the unexpected. When lawyer Mitch Brenner plays a bit of a prank at her expense, she decides to return the favor. She then heads to the remote seaside community of Bodega Bay, where Mitch spends the weekends with his mother Lydia and younger sister Cathy. Also entering the picture is Mitch’s former flame, Annie. All seems to be heading towards a romance for the ages when the town is under siege from random bird attacks. Beginning in small waves before escalating into all-out war, Bodega Bay now belongs to…The Birds!
Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds has been up for a remake for several years, and for this episode, we decided to throw caution and memories of Gus Van Sant to the wind. With an updated story that respects the past, complete with our very own movie parody trailer, it’s time to Remake The Birds RIGHT!
Clips selected from Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds (1963)
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A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people. Loosely based on the 1952 story by Daphne du Maurier, the film starred Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, and Suzanne Pleshette, and opened on March 29, 1963
What IS Remake This Movie RIGHT?
Remake This Movie RIGHT! is a bi-monthly podcast where we take a classic film that is actively being remade by Hollywood studio execs, and craft our own version for a modern retelling. Does the story need updating? Should characters or motives be tweaked? Do we need more muppets? We take all factors into account, concoct our singular film, and then offer a Final Pitch to you in movie trailer form. By the end of each episode, we will Remake This Movie RIGHT!
Our show is broken down into three distinct parts:
The Original: We discuss the original film’s impact on us and history, some quick trivia bits, what worked the best from the film and therefore must remain in our upcoming remake, as well as what didn’t work or what needs to be changed for today’s audiences. Most importantly, should this film even be remade?
The Remake: We put together our movie! What story do we want to tell, how close to the original will it be, who will star, and ultimately who should direct our eventual cinematic masterpiece? Our hosts work together to put together one cohesive movie, but there is one caveat – Each host has one ‘CUT!’ throughout the episode to employ, which could completely derail the entire film.
The Final Pitch: This is where we summarize our remake by utilizing the voice talents of voiceover artist Wayne Henderson and present our finished remake to you in movie trailer parody form!
Host | Contributor Information:
Aaron – The Hollywood Outsider | The Blacklist Exposed
Amanda Sink – Remake This Movie RIGHT
Zack Parkerson – Remake This Movie RIGHT | We Love To Game
Wayne Henderson – Media Voice-Overs | Voice-Over Journey Podcast | Packers Fan Podcast | Under the Dome Radio
Artwork by Dustin Baker – DustyGrafix
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