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Today's Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day is for the birds!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! I love me some Hitch and there is a TON of BTS stuff from The Birds. So much of Hitch posing with ravens, etc, but this one jumped out to me. It’s a candid moment between Hitch and Tippi Hedren where the photographer seemed to be in the right place at the right time as pigeons launch around the room like a John Woo movie.

If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare, the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. Tomorrow brings a real fuckin’ clown. See ya’ then! -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

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  • July 12, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST

    The master.....

    by Fuzzyjefe

    of birds AND suspense.

  • July 12, 2010, 1:09 p.m. CST

    And Quint...

    by Fuzzyjefe

    keep it up man. Little slices of film history. Lovin' it.

  • July 12, 2010, 1:13 p.m. CST

    these articles are fantastic

    by Clabog592

    every single photo shown in this new feature of yours Quint have been awesome.

  • July 12, 2010, 1:14 p.m. CST

    I love cock

    by clustercuss

  • July 12, 2010, 1:14 p.m. CST

    That looks to be the attic set where Tippi

    by skimn

    gets attacked by the swarm after swarm of birds, Hitch trying to duplicate the same frenzy (no pun intended) of the shower scene in Psycho. But a powerfully staged and edited scene just the same.

  • July 12, 2010, 1:15 p.m. CST


    by Failure101

    What a great column and photo.

  • July 12, 2010, 1:15 p.m. CST

    No word on the remake?

    by skimn

    Hopefully it's been shot down in flames...

  • July 12, 2010, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Rob Zombie Presents: Cap. Spaulding's UnKentucky Fried Massacre

    by TheJudger

    Make it happen.

  • July 12, 2010, 1:18 p.m. CST

    That's outside, right?

    by TheJudger

    Look at the light play on the blad heads.

  • July 12, 2010, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Hitchcock did'nt have a belly button.

    by MST3KPIMP

    I learned this on the Superbad commentary.

  • July 12, 2010, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Being on the set of the birds was an experience in itself

    by JettL1993

    It was the first time i had worked with Hitchcock, even though i had known him for 2 years prior. The man was simply a genious and one of the most professional men i have ever had the joy of collaborating with. I've always thought of penning a bio pic of him but i honestly don't think i could do his legend justice, he had to be experienced to be believed

  • July 12, 2010, 1:26 p.m. CST


    by j_albatroxx

    this is picture of the premiere not behind the scenes or during the shoot.

  • July 12, 2010, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Killer Klownz or Poltergeist?

    by SingingConan

  • July 12, 2010, 1:27 p.m. CST

    great pic

    by Monolith_Jones

    The birds are so perfectly "posed" the look composited in.

  • July 12, 2010, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Tippi Hedren was a fox

    by jimmy_009

  • July 12, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST


    by clustercuss

    your a d-bag

  • July 12, 2010, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Crusty twisted purple dog tits!

    by TheJudger

    Jett, what in the hell is wrong with you?

  • July 12, 2010, 1:40 p.m. CST

    what's wrong with Jett?

    by just pillow talk

    a) picked the wrong day to stop sniffing glue<p>b) forgot to take his meds...AGAIN<p>c) Had an unfortunate blender accident, has never been the same<p>d) going a bit far with the Hitchcock connection...say within the last two decades dude.<p>e) Had a wicked fall and bumped his head without his "special" helmet

  • July 12, 2010, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Val Kilmer has really let himself go.

    by Arcadian Del Sol

    Brittany Murphy on the other hand, is a sexy tomboy zombie.

  • July 12, 2010, 1:41 p.m. CST

    and that is a nice pic...

    by just pillow talk

    and should have said "stay within..."

  • July 12, 2010, 1:41 p.m. CST

    suh-weet indeed.

    by billyhitchcock1

  • July 12, 2010, 1:42 p.m. CST

    brittany murphy gave an epic performance in Megafault

    by just pillow talk

  • July 12, 2010, 1:44 p.m. CST

    woah Tippi Hedren

    by Star Hump

    right up there with Grace Kelly as one of the most beautiful women ever to appear on film. Hedren was simply breathtaking in her prime, and Birds was her debut film! Just watched The Birds recently on cable, it's as great as ever. I really like the first part, the set-up. Usually in a spectacle movie that's pretty boring but Hitch and the screenwriter did it really well. Interesting scenes and sharp dialogue. Then...the Birds swoop in. BWAHAHA

  • July 12, 2010, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Thank you

    by old_man_and_the_sea

    just that - thank you. Love these photos.

  • July 12, 2010, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Best feature..

    by DrSurvey

    Thanks Quint,this is by far the best feature ever run on AICN. Would love to see more

  • July 12, 2010, 2 p.m. CST

    Congrats Quint...

    by Scalvador

    Almost single handedly restoring the reputation of this site with this column - could still do with some decent news tho...

  • July 12, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST


    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    Bad idea.

  • July 12, 2010, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Jett's claim to have worked with Hitchcock, isn't that out of th

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    He once said he worked on Metropolis as well as the 1933 King kong... Clearly the guy is either imortal or insane, you be the judge <P>this pic is pretty cool, but the doves look like CGI

  • July 12, 2010, 2:10 p.m. CST


    by ValMcKee

    I heard he was a Dunadan -- confirm/deny?

  • July 12, 2010, 2:34 p.m. CST

    JettL has a Bacon Number of MINUS TWO THOUSAND

    by ricarleite2

  • July 12, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST

    rip harvey pekar

    by brabon300

    sad day indeed

  • July 12, 2010, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Enough with this "great feature" shit.

    by Sailor Rip

    I like these pics too but most of the post on the talkbacks for this feature are: <p> "Great job Quint, keep it up." <p> "Dude finally a reason to get excited about this site." <p> "Loving all these pics, well done." <p> Post about the picture. We get it. You like the new feature. You remind me of the type of people that sit through a meal and comment after every bite how good the food tastes. Just eat it. <p> The first couple of pics it was ok but the feature isn't going away, you don't have to say the same shit in every talkback.

  • July 12, 2010, 2:42 p.m. CST


    by elsewhere

    You're welcome.

  • July 12, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Was always disappointed . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . those 2 love birds in the cage didn't get to go berserk and attack . . .

  • July 12, 2010, 2:45 p.m. CST


    by ValMcKee

    dunedain is plural dunadane is singular you're welcome

  • July 12, 2010, 2:47 p.m. CST

    You're right

    by elsewhere

    My mistake. Carry on.

  • July 12, 2010, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Jett's Kevon bacon number is so minute

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    That he actually is Kevin Bacon

  • July 12, 2010, 2:50 p.m. CST

    I should be ashamed

    by ValMcKee

    for knowing that...

  • July 12, 2010, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Harvey Pekar is offline...

    by Simpsonian

  • July 12, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Sailor Rip

    by just pillow talk

    Great comment, keep it up.

  • July 12, 2010, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Jett: a 50+ year old script doctor who still can't spell 'Genius

    by DonLogan

    amongst other things...

  • July 12, 2010, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Too bad he followed this up with Marnie

    by Samuel Fulmer

    After the Birds, the rest of the 60's were a wash for Hitch. I still like his last two films Frenzy and Family Plot. I still wonder if those rumors about him propositioning Hedron on the set of Marnie are true.

  • July 12, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Did Harvey Pekar ever weigh in on the great

    by Samuel Fulmer

    HD-DVD vs. Blu-Ray debate?

  • July 12, 2010, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Aint it behind the scenes news.

    by RPLocke

    Must be a slow month.

  • July 12, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Quint, love the column...

    by FrecklesBauer

    ...hoping you haven't abandoned Movie a Day/Week/Month...loved that too.

  • July 12, 2010, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Rod Taylor - totally underrated

    by Human_Bean_Juice_

    Great leading man

  • July 12, 2010, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Sailor Rip' comment best so far

    by gotilk

    don't ever stop, man.

  • July 12, 2010, 3:35 p.m. CST

    me and Kevin Bacon are only 5 people apart

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    could be closer if i really tried

  • July 12, 2010, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Yeah Sailor Rip says

    by Fuzzyjefe

    Stop the nice stuff. Why would you want to show some appreciation for something you like? Where EVERYONE is FORCED to read it? Why? Can't we bitch and moan about EVERYTHING? Keep positivity outta the talkbacks. We don't need it here.

  • July 12, 2010, 3:43 p.m. CST


    by ricarleite2


  • July 12, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST


    by Fuzzyjefe

    this TB just got Polanski'd. Gave over man! Game over!

  • July 12, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Having sex with Kevin Bacon does not grant you a number 1

    by ricarleite2

    You have to share screen credits at a major motion picture.

  • July 12, 2010, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Just watched The Birds the other day

    by SoylentMean

    It's still good, but damn those kids were fucking annoying.

  • July 12, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    R.I.P. Harvey Pekar

    by Acid_Frio

    you will be missed...GREATLY! :-(

  • July 12, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Kevin Bacon was in Friday the 13th.

    by RPLocke

    He got a spear through his neck.

  • July 12, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST

    My Bacon Number

    by ValMcKee

    is 1 since my talk back name bears an pretty large resemblance to a certain bacon character in a certain movie that features certain underground worms.

  • July 12, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST


    by Prisoner_Zero's not even fun to take the piss out of you anymore after you did that.<br /><br /><br />Fag.

  • July 12, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST


    by Baryonyx

    Not a spear, an arrow.

  • July 12, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST

    so, this jettl bloke

    by oneblood

    has been working in the film industry for close to fifty years? sure.

  • July 12, 2010, 6 p.m. CST

    One of my alltime favorite Hitchcock films

    by Arcangel2020

    Without a doubt Sir Alfred Hitchcock is one of my all time favorite movie Directors! There are so many of his films which are awesome to watch even to this day (Psycho, Lifeboat, Vertigo, Dial M for Murder, North By Northwest...just to name a few). However, it's his movie "The Birds" which will forever hodl a special spot in my heart...growing up as a little kid in the early 70ies there were a number of intense Adult themed movies I was able to watch due to little or no parental supervision...I am talking "Dirty Harry" (which was pretty damn violent for it day and time! now it is just one of the many cool iconic Clint eastwood movies), "Tales from The Crypt", "Night of The Living Dead" (The "Uncut" version ran late night on Creature Feature with Bob Wilkins freaked me out! LOL!) and Sir Alfred Hitchcocks "the Birds" I was completely mesmorized at an early age with the story telling and the way the movie was filmed and of course all those damn scary Birds too! :) But what made it really cool and special was that it was filmed in a small Northern California fishing town called Bodega Bay (which was steepeled in Whaling and Russian settler/local Cali history) and to take a trip from the Russian River/Guernville area out to the Coast and visit Bodega Bay where the movie was shot? See the old School House and some of the areas that appear in the movie? Well, that was a pretty cool thing to do and really memorable and impressionable on a little kid who idolized all things filled with suspense, scariness, monsters and all things terrorizing! Thank you for sharing some behind the scenes phots of a VERY cool film!

  • July 12, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    Oh, it's been awhile since I saw it.

  • July 12, 2010, 6:02 p.m. CST

    the word is

    by ValMcKee

    George Lucas is planning another SW special edition in which he plans to insert a CG JettL into particular scenes.

  • July 12, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST


    by Fuzzyjefe

    I thought JettL was planning that edition; writing some new dialogue, working closely with the ILM wizards on the effects, replacing every crew member's name in the credits with JettL....y'know, the usual.

  • July 12, 2010, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Good timing!

    by Red Ned Lynch

    This is all over the cables right now. I have watched it within the week and have found it has held up well since the last time I saw it about six months ago. <p> The archetype "Hitchcock ending", God bless him.

  • July 12, 2010, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Human Bean Juice...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...couldn't agree more. I was always a big fan of Taylor's.

  • July 12, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST

    JettL reveals himself to be . . .

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    Leo's character from Shutter Island, drifting in and out of reality.

  • July 12, 2010, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Love this new column!

    by Linguo_IS_Dead

    That is all!

  • July 12, 2010, 9:29 p.m. CST

    coolest pic so far is Harryhausen one

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

  • July 12, 2010, 9:59 p.m. CST


    by Rubiks Doob

    Already saw this on AICN back in 1963 when it was new. Seriously this column should not be weaved in with actual 'news' unless this site really is becoming Wasn't It Cool News...

  • July 12, 2010, 11:41 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    Black and white made everything so cool! (message board from 1892)

  • July 12, 2010, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Er, John Woo uses doves.

    by BroVinny

    Just sayin'.

  • July 12, 2010, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Color is for The Birds

    by Fuzzyjefe

    I believe that's an actual Hitchcock quote. Another: Why is there shit EVERYWHERE?

  • July 13, 2010, 12:19 a.m. CST

    I fell bad for the people that had to clean up that bird shit

    by RPLocke

  • July 13, 2010, 12:21 a.m. CST

    I got Jett's back

    by PeanutButterSlut

  • July 13, 2010, 12:22 a.m. CST

    I was the Dove Wrangler

    by PeanutButterSlut

    And Jett was there. Him and Hitchcock would prattle on for hours about transformers, and crystal skulls.

  • July 13, 2010, 2:07 a.m. CST

    Rubiks i remember the tlakbacks of the JFK assassination

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    main it was not a pretty site, reached new lows.

  • July 13, 2010, 8:57 a.m. CST


    by shiekybaby

    The POTD might have moved ahead of Harrys DVD column as my favorite...keep em comin!

  • July 13, 2010, 9:02 a.m. CST

    oh and BTW

    by shiekybaby

    if you think it's lame to post positive feedback about liking the column, fuck you. I ran a site for years and it was ALWAYS appreciated when people told you what they were enjoying on your site. If I like something, I say so...if I dont, i say so.....thats how I roll, you cant change me.

  • July 13, 2010, 11:40 a.m. CST


    by ValMcKee

    don't you know? asking for positivity on AICN talkback is an exercise in futility.

  • July 13, 2010, 11:54 a.m. CST

    I like the pictures but really

    by Samuel Fulmer

    This site is starting to feel like /Film. Please don't post stupid pictures of ironic film T-shirts next.

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  • July 13, 2010, 5:06 p.m. CST


    by fullrotor

    I saw a screening of this in Seattle a few years back that Tippi Hedren presented. She talked at length about the movie and Hitchcock and said a lot of unpleasant things about him, saying that he was obsessed with her. On and on. It felt unsavory, especially with him being dead for 30-something years and unable to defend himself.