The Birds

Continuity mistake: As Mitch and Lydia talk in the kitchen the far wall in the dining room becomes darker between shots.

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Continuity mistake: Melanie cleans off all the blood on her forehead and in her hair with the Kleenex, but in the next shot there's more blood that appears in her hair than before.

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Continuity mistake: Melanie's car is parked in front of the Bodega Bay bar as she fills out the card to Cathy then she pulls straight forward. In the next shot we see a car parked in front of her that she should have hit.

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Continuity mistake: When Mitch puts the bird he caught back in its cage the other bird that was in the cage with it is not there.

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Continuity mistake: As Melanie and Mitch stand by the canary cage she puts the pencil on her chin and it's not there in the next shot.

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Continuity mistake: As Mitch checks the doors and windows he returns to the living room and everything on the table has been rearranged and no one moved from where they were sitting. He's not there but his cup moves from the being next to the edge of the tray to being adjacent to the handle.

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Continuity mistake: When Melanie reaches for the flashlight on the coffee table it's been moved closer to and slightly in front of the kerosene lamp and she hasn't touched it.

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Continuity mistake: As Melanie and the rest look out of the restaurant window the pencil in the ear of the waitress is in one place in the close-ups and another in the wider shots.

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Continuity mistake: As Melanie hands lumber to Mitch the upper window has no curtains on it and a light can be seen shining through. In the next shot there are curtains on the window.

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Continuity mistake: As Melanie and the store manager look across the bay the piece of paper scotch taped to the window above his head is reversed. The picture of the woman is to the left of the piece of paper but when we see it from the inside as Melanie walks into the store it's reversed.

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Continuity mistake: Two seconds after the orange car explodes quite a few people appear who were nowhere nearby a second earlier.

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Continuity mistake: As Melanie places the card for Cathy on the bird cage one bird appears on the lower perch that wasn't there before. In the next shot it disappears again.

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Continuity mistake: On the last leg of Melanie's journey just before she enters Bodega Bay she's driving on a dirt road, but they dub in the sound of her tires screeching on pavement as she negotiates the turns.

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Continuity mistake: As Mitch returns to the living room before the lights go out, there's much more wood in the pile than before when he was putting it into the fire.

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Continuity mistake: As Melanie leaves Mitch's house, the barn alternates between having a blue sky behind it and having clouds behind it.

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Continuity mistake: No one touches the two yellow buoys on the end of Mitch's doc, but after Melanie leaves the birds in the house they've changed position relative to the wooden planks underneath.

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Continuity mistake: Melanie hasn't been near her car since the attack on the children at the school. Now as she and Mitch pass it while walking to Annie's, we can see the front wheels have been turned all the way to the right.

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Continuity mistake: As Melanie watches Mitch from out on the boat, someone opened the shades on the left lower window of the house. In the next shot as Mitch watches her with the binoculars the shades are closed again.

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Continuity mistake: When the store manager shows Melanie Mitch's house, the cloud cover is different from what we just saw behind her car as she drove up to the store.

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Continuity mistake: When Melanie first reaches into her pocketbook for the card she's about a foot away from the cage. In the next shot as she puts the card against the cage her pocketbook is practically touching the seat.

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