Dan Persons

DAN PERSONS is a New York-based writer who first got bit by the Cinefantastique bug when he encountered the 1979 double issue devoted to the sci-fi classic FORBIDDEN PLANET. He contributed for many years to the magazine, first as a correspondent, then as an editor.

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One response to “THE BIRDS: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 4:06”

  1. John Morehead

    Thanks for the discussion guys. I haven’t been able to listen for a while, but this film forced me to carve out the time. One more item might be added to the list of discussion. While some concerns were raised in your discussion about aspects of the special effects, it might also be pointed out that Ub Iwerks and Disney Studios drew upon the sodium vapor process or yellow screen for the mattes with the flying birds. This resulted in an Academy Award Nomination. Perhaps I missed this in your discussion. But I’d have to disagree that this is better than Psycho. I’d give that a slight edge, but only a slight one. A terrific film worth repeated viewing.

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