Alasdair Beckett-King presents …Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’ – without the birds
Alasdair Beckett-King is a highly reliable creator of funny content, in case you still have time on your hands during lockdown and need a laugh, and his posts are little parcels of joy.
This, for example …
Just hear me out. What if The Wire had the theme tune from Death In Paradise? pic.twitter.com/WYcbDDVouG
— Alasdair Beckett-King (@MisterABK) April 17, 2020
His North-Eastern version of Jaws had us roaring with laughter.
What if Jaws (1975) were set in the North East of England? pic.twitter.com/9tghRTlGBE
— Alasdair Beckett-King (@MisterABK) April 3, 2020
Yet again, Alasdair has taken a classic film, and turned it into something quite different.
Good evening. I took the birds out of The Birds (1963). pic.twitter.com/YMQXTT4byj
— Alasdair Beckett-King (@MisterABK) May 11, 2020
We can certainly empathise with someone trying to fight off an invisible attacker, but it’s still very funny – and that Hitchcockian introduction is something quite special.
Here’s what other people had to say about it.
Superb work. https://t.co/p3gTdHX889
— Melanie 🌿 (@shebuycats) May 11, 2020
Not gonna lie I would love to imagine what Hitchcock’s reaction tho this would be
— MattytheAkita (@MattytheDoggo) May 11, 2020
I like this.
So if you scrub the terror inducing protagonist from a horror film (as here, the Birds) The result looks like someone spiked the town water supply with powerful hallucinogenics, and then sent film crew in to document the results. https://t.co/D2xKwyOVjS
— Peter Lorimer (@pighilltweets) May 12, 2020
I want to imagine this with the one eyed invisible monster from that one episode of Jonny Quest. https://t.co/lYvX3Z1fti
— Todd Dharken (@Todd_Dharken) May 12, 2020
As Alasdair pointed out, the idea of removing the birds had been done before, but not as comedy, so if you have a yen to watch the film without the birds, you can. Bonus!
A couple of people have pointed out that @MartijnHendriks had this idea several years ago, and did (I think?) the entire film – but as art instead of as a joke.
I hope I haven't offended him. Or Hitchcock. Or, heaven forbid, the birds themselves.https://t.co/BfdhAAGciF
— Alasdair Beckett-King (@MisterABK) May 12, 2020
Finally, Helen Sorren had this observation.
It's like what would happen if you didnt #StayAlert
— Helen Sorren (@HelenSorren) May 12, 2020
They should show it at the start of every daily briefing.
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