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Do plot holes matter

Directors like Howard Hawks and Alfred Hitchcock believed plot holes don't matter as long as an emotional bond with the viewer is maintained. That's what makes a film good, not the logic of its story.

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Does “The Birds” have a MacGuffin

The MacGuffin in "The Birds" is best identified as the reason for the birds' attacks. It is the unresolved "thing" which sets the film's tension and pushes forward the narrative.

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