Category Archives: Movie Productions

Public Tours of “The Birds” Schoolhouse in Bodega, California

[caption id="attachment_3059" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Elaine with Grey Cats[/caption] Public tours of the “Birds Schoolhouse” in Bodega, California, will be offered on May 24 and September 6, 2015, at 10am, 11:30am and 1:30pm. Tickets are $25.00, with all proceeds to benefit the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center. Tickets may be purchased on line @ www.seb.org or…
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5 Facts About Alfred Hitchcock – Snubbing Steven Spielberg

Alfred Hitchcock was born on August 13 in 1899. To celebrate the “Master of Suspense," here are five facts about the strange habits and quirky fears that made his life as intriguing as his films in an article found here: http://finchannel.com/index.php/society/magazine/item/38614-5-facts-about-alfred-hitchcock . One of these facts is about how Hitchcock snubbed Steven Spielberg. "Hitchcock avoided…
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My favourite Hitchcock: The Birds (A Review)

If you are an Alfred Hitchcock fan you can never seem to get enough information about his classic movie "The Birds" and if you are not a Hitchcock fan, well, enough is probably enough. It been almost 50 years since "The Birds" was made in 1963, yet 10,000 people travel each year to Bodega Bay to take a look at the setting for this movie.

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Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’: Mystery Solved

Do you know the “mystery” behind “The Birds”. This ABC News report details the “real event” that triggered Hitchcock’s interest in attacking birds and the LSU professor that explains what may have caused this event.

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Veronica Cartwright Talks About The Birds In “The Birds”

Bodega and Bodega Bay are forever tied to the Hitchcock classic movie "The Birds". Some 10,000 tourists a year come to the Sonoma Coast to visit the locations used in the film. Veronica Cartwright was cast as a young student that was attacked by the birds in the movie. Veronica A. Cartwright (born 20 April…
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Hitchcock’s Northern California Movies (Part 2: The Birds)

Part 2 focuses on "The Birds" in Channel 5's "Eye On The Bay: Hitchcock Step-By-Step" program. There is also nice segment on Michael Fahmie's Hitchcock Collection in the Bodega Country Store and the cameo performance by the owner of The Tides in 1962, Mitch Zankich. If you are a fan of Hitchcock's "The Birds" you…
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Hitchcock’s Northern California Movies (Part 1)

Did you know "Shadow of a Doubt" was Hitchcock's favorite movie and it was filmed in Santa Rosa? Channel 5's "Eye On The Bay: Hitchcock Step-By-Step" tells the story of the 3 films Hitchcock made in Northern California. Part 1 covers "Shadow of a Doubt". (iPhones and iPads will have to turn off the mobile…
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Whiskey & Apple Pie: A Taste of Elder Wisdom

Another North Coast movie in production is Whiskey and Apple Pie: A Taste of Elder Wisdom.  Three locals in the film, Mimi Vaughn, Erika Nemeth and Chester Aaron are seen in the picture to the left enjoying some ice cream at Screamin’ Mimi’s in Sebastopol. Whiskey and Apple Pie is a self-funded thought provoking, fun…
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