The Birds

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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Audio problem: After leaving the card by the bird cage Melanie walks on the carpet over to the window to see where Mitch is. She just walked over that spot a minute ago and didn't make a sound, but now they dub in the sound of her walking on a hardwood floor.

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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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Revealing mistake: As Mitch pulls the cord of the lamp out of the socket, the bulb goes out before the crew turns off the spotlight on him.

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Continuity mistake: When Annie tells Melanie that she still likes Mitch a "hellava lot," watch the shadow of the fancy three-branched lamp to her left. As the phone rings, the shadow of the power cord against the wall in the middle of the screen disappears between shots.

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Continuity mistake: After Melanie rips up the message to Mitch, she grabs and closes her pocketbook twice.

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Audio problem: Talking to Melanie Annie gets up and says, "Afraid I'd give Mitch". This sentence is an obvious over-dub as the natural room echo that we hear in her previous and subsequent sentences disappears.

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Continuity mistake: When the orange car explodes there is much more gas around especially under the guy's feet than in the previous shot.

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Continuity mistake: As Melanie approaches the cashier, there are several birds up high in the cage directly behind the cash register that aren't there in the next shot.

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Continuity mistake: When the uptight mom starts talking, Melanie sheds a very long tear under her right eye that appears out of nowhere between shots.

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Revealing mistake: As Mitch and Melanie look at the birds perching on the Bodega Bay School they're all fake. The only two that move are to the right of the wire and they're attached so they swivel forward and backward in the wind.

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Revealing mistake: The wing of a fake bird, unable to fly straight, swoops down and hits Melanie in the head as she runs to the phone booth.

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Continuity mistake: As Mitch crouches down near Annie's body he turns to look at Melanie and you can see a large wet stain on the porch. It's there until he sees Cathy in the window, then as he runs to the front door it disappears.

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Continuity mistake: When Melanie yells, "Where's Cathy?" Mitch looks up to see her in the window and she is moving the right curtain with her hand as she cries. In the next shot as Mitch runs to the door the curtain is not moving.

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Continuity mistake: As Melanie approaches the pet shop cashier she passes two cages on her right with birds in them. The cage with the two yellow birds that she shows to Mitch is not one of them nor is it behind the second cage where it appears later.

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