Feature Four Frames

Four Frames: Petrol station attack in The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock 1963)

Only Hitchcock could use four moments of stillness to kick-start an action sequence. Having watched helplessly as an unwitting motorist is engulfed by fire, Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) is frozen in close-up by the horror of an unstoppable river of flame as it meanders towards a petrol pump to precipitate the inevitable explosion. Hedren, her […]