Posted - 18 January 2016 : 06:42:56
Chords Of The Birds
story by Ayko based on 'The Birds' from director Alfred Hitchcock screenplay by Evan Hunter inspired by the short Story from Daphne du Maurier
Cara Delevingne & Julie Gayet would be great
Melanie Daniels is born without complications. The crying resulting from the doctorís slap begins to pierce the ears of those in the delivery room, except her mother. It stops just as baby Melanie is placed in the arms of her mother. The doctor is still plagued by the ear piercing sound for the rest of the day until he collapses on the front steps of the clinic on his way out, ears, nose and eyes bleeding.
Five year later, Melanie is playing in the sandbox at the public park. Her mother sits on a nearby bench with two other mothers whose youngsters are also in the sandbox. Flocks of birds are seen as well as pairs of crows and ravens in the trees, observing.
Barbara Jones--Your Tommy is quite the nuisance.
Cheryl Whitney--What do you mean he is a nuisance?!
Barbara --The way he sticks out his tongue and spits on Margaret and Melanie...disgusting!
Cheryl--How dare you?! Margaret is the one who keeps hitting my Tommy with her shovel. What do you expect?! It just goes to show what kind of upbringing she gets at home.
Barbara--Just look at how Tommy drools! His T-shirt is filthy! He has no manners whatsoever.
Naomi Daniels--Will you two stop it already! They are children for Christs sake! Let them be. They should take an example from my Melanie. Look how quiet she plays, even artistic with her sandcastle building.
Barbara--Are you kidding?! She is just too arrogant.
Cheryl--Thatís for sure! Wonder where she gets it from.
Naomi--My Melanie is the sweetest and most adorable child in the county. You two are jealous because your kids have no manners and couldnít create a work of art if it meant no video games for life.
The birds chirping and 'rarring' increase in intensity and volume. A close up of Melanie building a sandcastle is shown. The movement around her slows. Her senses focus on the mothers arguing as the rest of the environment is tuned out except for the birds.
Melanie--Please stop fighting, mommy.
The three moms turn around to the voice just behind them but no one is there. The eyebrows of Melanie turn downward as she looks around with the strange new experience. She looks to the kids playing on the swings hearing their chat. She turns to the man swearing while his dog craps. Then she glances over to the tennis courts tuning in to the conversations there. The only sounds to hear are birds.
The real horror begins when Melanie matures into an attractive adolescent and begins manipulating the people and events of her environment as voices of all extremes begin to consume victims...and more birds are gathering.
Calm has settled into the lifestyle and environment of Melanie as a young woman and high paid secretary living in her suburban home filled with small birds in Willowdale just outside of Toronto. She visits a bird specialist in the China Town district. She meets a mysterious man and has his license plate number traced that she notes when he storms off after a heated discussion on the habitat of the horned raven and which one of the two is the bird expert. She finds out that he is Professor Mitch Brenner living with his estranged mother-in-law, Lydia, and 17 year old sister, Cathy along Stoney Bay.
Melanie decides to purchase the love birds for Cathy's birthday as Mitch intended before their scuffle and visit them on her birthday as a surprise. Lydia does not take kindly to the intrusion of Melanie and either does Annie Hayworth, Cathy's school teacher and a former lover of Mitch.
The birds, and the flies, lurk, flock and buzz as they gather around the bay area.
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