The Birds

Continuity mistake: As Melanie stands in front of the pet shop and watches the birds flying, more time passes than the two seconds implied. The kittens in the right window go from playing to sleeping between shots and a grey kitten appears in the window that wasn't there before.

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Continuity mistake: When Rod Taylor is putting boards over the windows of the house, he asks Tippi Hendron for "another plank" and she hands him one, using both hands. The shot cuts to him taking the plank from her, and when it cuts back to her, she is holding another plank.

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Continuity mistake: As the kids are almost at the bottom of the hill they pass the church, fence and propane tanks again that were back at the top of the hill, on the same block as the school.

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Continuity mistake: As Melanie looks at the little girl in the blue dress she's trying to climb under the inner of two fences before a bird attacks her. When Melanie runs to her there's only one fence.

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Continuity mistake: After coming back out of the school Melanie sits down to have a smoke and the strap of her handbag is in the crook of her arm. In the next shot it's around her wrist touching her watch.

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Continuity mistake: The seat that Mitch sits on is placed right in front of the piano. Later in the scene it moves to the right without being touched.

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Continuity mistake: After Lydia cleans off the coffee table when she returns and sits down there are only two boxes and a bowl on the coffee table. When Melanie brings Cathy back from the bathroom there are more than three items, such as an ashtray, on the table and Mitch and Lydia haven't moved from their seats.

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Continuity mistake: When Melanie first shows the two birds in the cage to Mitch they change in the next shot. In the close-up they have a distinctive dark yellow patch on their tail feathers that the previous birds didn't have.

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Continuity mistake: As she runs down the hill from the school, Melanie passes by the same fence on the right twice. Once in the second shot when she's in front of Annie then again in the fifth shot when she's in the back behind everyone else.

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Continuity mistake: After the gull attack Deke, Carter comes around the bar twice as Melanie sits down.

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Continuity mistake: Mitch picks up a perfectly polished oval stone from Annie's garden. In the next shot as he gets ready to throw it at the crows on the roof, it changes into a jagged rock half the size.

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Continuity mistake: After finding Annie's dead body on her porch, Mitch finds a stone to throw at the crows up on the roof. As he reaches for the stone there's nothing on his left, but in the next shot a bush with stones around it appears. It disappears again in the next shot.

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Continuity mistake: When we first see Annie's dead body we also see the well groomed and raked gravel of her front walkway with not a pebble out of place. One shot later as Mitch runs up to her we see the impressions of his feet appearing in the gravel from a previous take.

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Continuity mistake: In a close-up of Melanie in the phone booth after a blue and white car crashes into the orange car look at the left side of the screen. You'll see the stop sign that the blue and white car just knocked over back up where it was seconds before.

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Continuity mistake: As Melanie speaks to the pet shop cashier she holds her head to the left. In the next shot she's looking straight at the cashier.

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Continuity mistake: When Mitch puts the mirror up against the front door the rug in front of it becomes bunched up. Mitch never touches it but later it's been set straight again.

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Continuity mistake: The second shot of the background of the school and the children running down the hill is superimposed behind the five live action children in the front. Watch the boy to the right in the red sweater very closely because in the next shot he doesn't change but the five children in the front do.

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Continuity mistake: After Mitch closes the shutter, he sits Lydia down in the green chair. She then grabs his arm and leans forward with Cathy's arm around her back. In the next shot she's grabbing at his arm with her back against the chair.

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Continuity mistake: In the last bird attack Lydia and Cathy run past the drapes behind the dining the room table and they're hanging straight down to the floor. Before when we saw Mitch and Lydia sitting the drapes were crooked.

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Continuity mistake: As Mitch ties up the shutter, he goes over to Lydia. Look at the shades pulled up well above the middle of each window. Later when we see the windows again, just before the lights blow out, the right shade has been pulled down to the middle of the window.

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