The Birds

Continuity mistake: After she throws up, Melanie brings Cathy back out from the bathroom and the scales on the table and the curtains behind them are very well lit. No one turned off any lights, but a few shots later when the birds start the next attack Melanie stands and the scales and curtain are in the dark.

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Continuity mistake: In the party scene the close-up of Melanie, Annie and Mitch together had to be shot at a totally different time. Before, the structure behind the swing set had a long shadow across its window. Now the window has no shadow on it at all.

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Continuity mistake: After a good night's sleep, Melanie looks out the window to see Lydia drive off in the green pick-up truck. If you look at the light fixture above and to the left of her head you can see by the shadow on the wall that the lighting changes between shots.

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Continuity mistake: As Melanie and Mitch approach the top of his hill he's walking in front. In the next shot she is.

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Continuity mistake: The end of this scene as the children near the bottom of the hill has been shot at a different time from the beginning, as the sun is now the front of them and their shadows are cast in the opposite direction.

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Continuity mistake: When we first see the three-branched lamp to the left of Annie's couch one branch is facing the camera and two are behind the lamp. Now, as she sits sipping her brandy the lamp has been reversed with the lone branch in the back facing the wall. It's much easier to see if you look at the branch in the lampshade.

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Continuity mistake: The neckline of Lydia's nightgown changes between shots as she says to Melanie, "No, no don't go."

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Continuity mistake: There's a green pamphlet right next to the ashtray that the bird flies into. When Mitch put his hat over the bird the pamphlet is further away.

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Continuity mistake: As Melanie walks into the elevator to go up to Mitch's apartment, we never see the shadow of the door close as we see in the next shot when it opens.

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Continuity mistake: Mitch holds the bottle of peroxide differently between shots. The first time he holds it close to her face with his middle finger awkwardly sticking out. In the next shot all of his fingers are wrapped around the bottle.

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Continuity mistake: As Mitch holds his binoculars in order to see Melanie, the left strap comes down in the middle of the palm of his hand. We know he hasn't put the binoculars down but in the next shot he's holding them differently with the strap moved over two inches closer to his sweater's sleeve.

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Continuity mistake: In the first shot of Annie's body lying on the steps there's an orange chair on the porch pushed up under the window on the right. At first the top of the chair is below the bottom sill of the window but in the next shot it's been moved and the top of it is now above the sill.

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Continuity mistake: As Melanie writes her address for the cashier, the two stacks of magazines to the left of the cash register have been pushed together and rearranged without being touched.

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Continuity mistake: As Melanie and Mitch get ready to leave the restaurant for Annie's the hat and coat on the coat rack cast a very dark shadow against the wall. When we saw this spot before there was only of very light shadow against the wall.

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Continuity mistake: As they await the last bird attack Lydia cleans off the coffee table and comes back and sits in the chair next to the piano. Her head looks left and then right between shots.

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Continuity mistake: The drapes on the far wall of the dining room to the left of the dinner table have been straightened out during the scene but no one went near them.

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Continuity mistake: When Lydia comes into the restaurant, the collar of her coat looks fine. In the next shot the left side of her collar is sticking up.

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Continuity mistake: When Mitch covers Annie's body with his jacket the back of it is not as dirty as it was a few seconds ago when they walked up to the school.

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Continuity mistake: After Cathy asks Melanie to come to her birthday party, the drape to left of her is rearranged between shots and now hangs straight down.

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Continuity mistake: Mitch takes two pillows from the couch and stuffs them into the openings between the fireplace and the table. Right after he does this each pillow falls but in the later shot the crew has tacked them up again in different spots.

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