Best Brunch

Best Brunch

Best of SA 2013: 4/24/2013
Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy Disappear into ‘Eleanor Rigby’

Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy Disappear into ‘Eleanor Rigby’

Screens: “If you’re going to start, you might as well start big,” an ambitious person once said. Ned Benson must have been paying attention, because for his first... By Cameron Meier 9/17/2014

Best Tattoo Shop

Best of SA 2013: 4/24/2013

Best Fajitas

Best of SA 2012: We wracked our brains over this one. Fajitas are pretty much all the same, no? Kinda like huevos rancheros. Our mind then drifted to a certain middle sister's wedding rehearsal... 4/25/2012
The Different Types of Roommates You Might Encounter and How to Deal

The Different Types of Roommates You Might Encounter and How to Deal

College Guide 2013: If you’re going to be in a college dorm, a spacious apartment, a cramped shared bedroom or anywhere on a college campus for that matter, be prepared for your... By Mary Caithn Scott 8/20/2013

Search hundreds of restaurants in our database.

Search hundreds of clubs in our database.

Follow us on Instagram @sacurrent

Print Email



Cover 05/29/2013

Hitchcock's 1963 Classic 'The Birds' is Still Relevant Today

Photo: , License: N/A

Photo: , License: N/A

TRIVIA For ‘the birds’:

• Hitchcock reportedly hated shooting on location because he couldn’t get the light exactly right and was often forced to re-dub the live sound recordings.

• Cameras were smeared with meat so that the birds would attack the lenses.

• A treadmill was used for the close up shots of people running. The actors complained how dangerous it was because if one person fell there was a domino effect on the rest.

• An alternate ending featured a shot of the town destroyed and the Golden Gate Bridge covered in birds.


June 11 – Barry Lyndon

June 18 – King Kong

July 2 – The Flowers of St. Francis

July 9 – Oscar Shorts

July 16 – Out of Africa

July 23 – Safety Last!

July 30 – All Quiet on the Western Front

August 6 – Singin’ in the Rain


San Antonio art scenesters may never be able to uncouple The Birds from local Chris McKnight’s clever “Beautiful Disaster” photography series featuring a Barbie replica of Tippi Hedren’s character, hair-chomping birds and all. Unveiled at a show titled “No Country for Old Tippi” at Three Walls in 2010, our then-arts editor Sarah Fisch wrote of the photos featuring the doll posed at various road trip locales, “The conceit of ‘No Country’ is terrific, witty, and fanciful, but the photographs’ execution is even better; McNight’s a master at staging each photograph to make Tippi appear credibly person-sized, a mysterious and near-melancholy observer/model rather than a miniaturized plastic object set into a landscape.” McKnight reports that his Tippi series is all wrapped up, but his creative, playful approach to photography may soon include another chapter. — CE

Recently in Screens & Tech
We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines:

To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here.

Comments in violation of the rules will be denied, and repeat violators will be banned. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. By posting a comment, you agree to our full terms and conditions. Click here to read terms and conditions.
comments powered by Disqus