Feed the Birds (but
Proceed with Caution)
by Alex Andy Phuong
To Kill a Mockingbird has
made a lasting impact on the literary world ever
since its initial publication in 1960.
Within the Oscar-winning film adaptation released
in 1962, Atticus Finch warned Scout about not
killing mockingbirds. One has to wonder,
though, should Scout have taken her father's
Alfred Hitchcock released a
film entitled The Birds in 1963 in which
psychotic birds killed people because Tippi
Hedren was a blonde woman oftentimes blamed for
the terror that is central to the film's plot
based on a short story by Daphne du Maurier.
And then the following year...
Walt Disney cast Jane
Darwell as a "bird woman" while Julie
Andrews sang a somber lullaby entitled "Feed
the Birds" in a Mary Poppins film
adaptation that appalled its author, P.L. Travers.
"Feed the Birds"...if