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The Birds – Bodega Bay
by Brendan Kredell `

This is the sequence analyzed by Raymond Bellour in "System of a Fragment." It depicts Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) renting a boat, crossing Bodega Bay to drop off a present, and returning. On her return trip she's attacked by the titular Birds. Bellour uses this sequence to illustrate his method of sequence analysis in "System of a Fragment," demonstrating how to understand the structural organization of the sequence by breaking it down into individual shots.

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The Birds – Bodega Bay sequence by Alfred Hitchcock (1963) This is the sequence analyzed by Raymond Bellour in "System of a Fragment." It depicts Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) renting a boat, crossing Bodega Bay to drop off a present, and returning. On her return trip she's attacked by the titular Birds.