Sweet, one of the showings is like 15 min from my house. Yessssss.
"Well, that is exactly what No Film School does, as well, so I think we're kindred spirits and we really appreciate what you guys are doing."
Not to sound like a hater, but NFS mostly just reposts other artist's video essays and tacks on some editorial input. But I do appreciate articles and interviews like this. So, thank you!
You're better off watching Gaspar Noe's "Love".
Sam Rami's Spiderman films actually display quite a keen grasp on cinematic language. Something that is sorely lacking in the "Amazing Spider-Man" films (starring Andrew Garfield) and quite frankly, most of the Marvel films since. Spiderman 2 is the strongest of the three Sam Rami films. The special features on the DVD (and I assume the BluRay) has a department by department breakdown of the making of the film that is a lot of fun to watch. Highly recommended.
"Not content to simply label the film as "bad," some fans have dismissed the film outright with as many synonyms for "dull" as they can muster."
In an interview with Francois Truffaut, Hitchcock explains that the birds were mostly to establish Norman's skill with taxidermy, and that birds are a somewhat of a voyeuristic species, which is characteristic of Norman Bates. If anything, they're a symbol of the dead mother, who is also "full of sawdust".