Monday, January 19, 2015

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

The Birds (1960)

Melanie: I have an Aunt Tessa. Have you got an Aunt Tessa? 
Mitch: Mm-mm. 
Melanie: Mine is very prim and straight-laced. 
I'm giving her a mynah bird when she comes back from Europe. 
Mynah birds talk, you know.
Can you see my Aunt Tessa's face when 
this one tells us one or two of the words
I've picked up at Berkeley? 
Mitch: You need a mother's care, my child. 
Melanie: [pause] Not my mother's. 
Mitch: Oh, I'm sorry. 
Melanie: What have you got to be sorry about? 
My mother? Don't waste your time. She ditched us 
when I was eleven and ran off with some hotel man in the East. 
You know what a mother's love is. 
Mitch: Yes, I do. 
Melanie: You mean it's better to be ditched? 
Mitch: No, I think it's better to be loved.
Don't you ever see her?
Melanie: I don't know where she is. 

A happy 85 to Tippi Hedren today!

No comments: