Article by Lillian Stern ’22:
On Monday, December 9th, many seniors and sophomores gathered after school to watch a classic horror movie, “The Birds” by Alfred Hitchcock. Mrs. Marconi, the leader of Book Club and Mrs. Struass, the moderator for the Psychology Club hosted thirteen students for an alternative way to learn. The Psychology Club examined why people nowadays look for a reason to be fearful. In addition, they will analyze the pace of the film and its use of suspense and rising anxiety. Furthermore, the members of the Book Club will discuss sounds effects and shadows, which Hitchcock is able to use masterfully to create fear. Both teachers implore you to watch “The Birds”: Instead of relying on gore and special effects, it appealed to our primitive senses of fight or flight.