The Birds

Continuity mistake: After Mitch suggests that they get help up at the restaurant, the shadow of Melanie's hand on her forehead changes between shots.

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Continuity mistake: In a close-up of her driving to Bodega Bay Melanie turns the steering wheel to the left and we hear the screeching of her wheels, but the background indicates she's still going straight.

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Continuity mistake: As Mitch checks the doors and windows Melanie sits with Cathy on the couch. Notice the fruit bowl under the lamp. At the beginning of the attack the red apple jumps to the front of the bowl from the back without anyone being near it.

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Continuity mistake: When we first see Annie's house shrubs are growing right up to the edge of the right and the left side of her fence. Then when she is lying there dead the shrubs on the left side of the fence are different.

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Continuity mistake: When Mitch is first seen sleeping on the couch, after the last attack, the red throw pillow is protruding out from behind his right shoulder. The next time he is seen from the front the pillow is totally behind his back.

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Continuity mistake: When we first see Mitch on the ladder it's resting against the 6th plank below the window. Mitch never moves it but after Melanie hands him the last piece of lumber and he climbs down it's resting against the 7th Plank.

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Continuity mistake: After the final attack as Mitch sleeps in the chair the tabletop and the three items on it to his left are lit up. They get much darker the next time we see them.

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Continuity mistake: As Mitch checks everything in the kitchen he walks past the birdcage and looks in it. Look closely at the door of the birdcage as he walks around it. At first it's closed then in the close-up it's open.

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Continuity mistake: When Melanie lets the bird go her hands are at eye level. In of the next shot they're totally over her head.

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Continuity mistake: As Lydia cleans off the coffee table and walks out with the tray the green pillow on the left of the couch is at the center of the screen. No one touches it but a few shots later as Melanie brings Cathy back from the bathroom it's been fluffed up with the right corner now being higher than the left.

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Continuity mistake: Mitch picks up the table with both hands holding the legs and this is how he places it up against the fireplace. Later we see it again as everyone exits the house and the table has been moved 90 degrees so that one lone leg is now at the top.

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Continuity mistake: As Melanie approaches Annie's door, the shade goes up between shots.

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Continuity mistake: As Melanie pulls up in front of the general store there's guy on the right in a dark blue shirt who changes position between shots.

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Continuity mistake: After Melanie rings Annie's doorbell the circular hooks hanging from the bottom of the shades on her door and window disappear between shots.

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Continuity mistake: As Melanie signs the card to Cathy there's a guy in the phone booth to the left of the Bodega Bay bar who's not there in the next shot.

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Continuity mistake: When we first see Mitch sleeping on the couch after the last attack, the corner of the silver box to the left of him is facing Melanie. After she calls to him the box has been rotated so that one complete side is facing her.

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Continuity mistake: We see the gas hit the tire of the orange car, but in the next shot it's nowhere near the tire.

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Continuity mistake: As Melanie drives up to Mitch's we see a lot of fast shadows, like telephone poles, going by in the shot of the bird cage sitting on the floor board, but in the next long shot of the car driving there are no trees or other obstructions on the side of the road.

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Continuity mistake: When we see Melanie sitting with Cathy on the couch, as Mitch checks the windows, the coffee table with the coffee pot on it is between them and the ash tray on the table to the left of the brown chair. Later when Cathy asks, "Mitch, can I bring the lovebirds in here?" we see the ash tray and plenty of space to the right of Cathy but the coffee pot has been moved out of the way for this shot.

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Continuity mistake: The card for Cathy that Melanie places on the birdcage changes position between shots. At first it's up against the center of the birdcage then in the next shot it's been moved to the right.

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