Page One: “The Birds” (1963)

Screenplay by Evan Hunter, story by Daphne Du Maurier

Here is a teaser trailer featuring Hitchcock with his typical wry humor:

You may read the screenplay here.


Page One is a daily Go Into The Story series featuring the first page of notable movie scripts from the classic era to contemporary times. Comparing them is an excellent way to study a variety of writing styles and see how professional writers start a story.

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Author: Scott Myers