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Synopsis: Melanie Daniels is the modern rich socialite, part of the jet-set who always gets what she wants. When lawyer Mitch Brenner sees her in a pet shop, he plays something of a practical joke on her, and she decides to return the favor. She drives about an hour north of San Francisco to Bodega Bay, where Mitch spends the weekends with his mother Lydia and younger sister Cathy. Soon after her arrival, however, the birds in the area begin to act strangely. A seagull attacks Melanie as she is crossing the bay in a small boat, and then, Lydia finds her neighbor dead, obviously the victim of a bird attack. Soon, birds in the hundreds and thousands are attacking anyone they find out of doors. There is no explanation as to why this might be happening, and as the birds continue their vicious attacks, survival becomes the priority.
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Year:
1963
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FADE IN:

FULL SHOT - GRANT STREET - SAN FRANCISCO - DAY

It is mid-afternoon, and there is a tempo and pace to the

people walking, the doorman HOOTING for taxicabs, the

policemen directing traffic.

PAN SHOT - PEDESTRIANS

waiting at street corner for light to change.

CLOSE SHOT - MAN

at the end of line of pedestrians. He is looking up at the

sky.

TWO SHOT - MAN AND WOMAN NEXT TO HIM

as she follows his gaze upward.

LONG SHOT - THE SKY

with hundreds of gulls in it, wheeling.

MED. SHOT - THE STREET CORNER

as the light changes and people begin to cross. In the crowd

walking the other way, a man turns to look up at the wheeling

gulls in the sky overhead. The CAMERA LOCATES:

MED. SHOT - MELANIE DANIELS

in the crowd of pedestrians, approaching Davidson's Pet Shop.

She is a young woman in her mid-twenties, sleekly groomed,

exquisitely dressed, though hatless. She walks with the quick

sureness of the city dweller, a purposefulness in her stride,

a mischievous grin on her face. She continues toward the

front door of a pet shop and enters.

INT. BIRD SHOP - MED. SHOT

Melanie opens the door and comes through, still looking back

toward the street and skywards. The proprietor, a MRS.

MacGRUDER, comes toward her.

MELANIE:

Hello, Mrs. MacGruder, have you ever

seen so many gulls?

MRS. MACGRUDER

Hello, Miss Daniels.

MELANIE:

What do you suppose it is?

MED. SHOT

Mrs. MacGruder takes a look out at the sky. A puppy is

BARKING, o.s.

MRS. MACGRUDER

(shaking her head)

There must be a storm at sea. That

can drive them inland, you know.

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Ed McBain

Ed McBain (October 15, 1926 – July 6, 2005) is one of the pen names of an American author and screenwriter. Born Salvatore Albert Lombino, he legally adopted the name Evan Hunter in 1952. While successful and well known as Evan Hunter, he was even better known as Ed McBain, a name he used for most of his crime fiction, beginning in 1956. He also used the pen names John Abbott, Curt Cannon, Hunt Collins, Ezra Hannon, Dean Hudson, and Richard Marsten. more…

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