About this blog


Once upon a time I didn't care for pigeons... but everything changed when I moved to a new apartment where my desk faced a window overlooking a roof densely populated by these feathered creatures. During my breaks I would look at them.... it was like Rear Window but with pigeons instead of Grace Kelly. After several months of observation I developed a skill: I notice pigeons. I'm not sure if it's a particularly useful skill, but the point is that after developing this ability, I began to notice a huge amount of pigeons appearing in movies.
 
Now I'm aware that pigeons are frequently used in cinema. Usually they are relegated to a mere secondary interpreter but sometimes they perform stunning performances. This is the motivation for creating this Blog.
 
I think that this blog has two aims: the first to provide a summary about pigeon appearances in movies and series and an analysis of why they are used. The second aim is to claim the inclusion of pigeons in movie credits. Nowadays, the use of uncredited animals in movies that produce profits of millions of dollars should be unthinkable. In some movies, dogs or other big mammals are credited but I think that it ought to be extended to other kinds of animals... like pigeons.



9 comments:

  1. I once saw the first twenty minutes of a movie called "Pigeons" on TV late one night. It was made sometime in New York in the late-60s. I remember part of the dialogue: "I hate pigeons."

    There seems to be no mention of it anywhere online. I was looking for it when I stumbled across this website.

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  2. I love you and this website. It is oozing with awesomeness. . It is my friend's birthday today. His nickname is 'kabutar' which is pigeon in an Indian language. To piss him off I will choose a movie from your list for us to watch with friends. You have made me very happy and you will soon have made my friend very annoyed. Thank you ! !

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  3. This is the best website in the entire galaxy.

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  4. hahah, interesting and crazy blog.

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  5. Please, keep the pigeons coming.

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  6. Don't forget home alone 2! Pigeons had a major role in apprehending the criminals!

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  7. Such a creative idea for a site!

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  8. I am looking for a movie about pigeons and world war II. Americans are housed with a local family and supposed to relay confidential information about German movements by pigeons. By mistake the birds are Easter dinner and get caught by the Germans with the message for the allied troups. Old Black and white, Do you know it? could you find it? I love your blog and the pigeons. :)

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