A poster for Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 horror film The Birds starring Tippi Hedren. The film was inspired by Daphne du Maurier's short story of the same title that was published in her 1952 collection The Apple Tree.
- Article by:
- Greg Buzwell
- Fantasy and fairy tale, Literature 1900–1950
Greg Buzwell traces Daphne du Maurier’s use of Gothic themes, motifs and imagery, and shows how she was influenced both by earlier writers and by her deep connection with Cornwall.