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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

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. (00:23:10)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

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. (01:29:50)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Revealing mistake: A fake bird, unable to fly straight, swoops down as Mitch saves Melanie from the phone booth. (01:27:45)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

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. (00:24:10)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

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. (00:13:20)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

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. (00:52:30)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

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. (00:22:25)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: After dinner with Mitch, Melanie walks into Annie's apartment and between shots the shadow of Annie's head appears out of nowhere against the wall. (00:41:05)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Melanie opens Mitch's front door, her pocketbook is strapped around her wrist. In the next shot, as she comes through the door, the pocketbook is up around her forearm. (00:22:10)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

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. (00:58:25)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Melanie and Mitch approach the top of his hill he's walking in front. In the next shot she is. (00:48:10)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Revealing mistake: Just before Mitch comes through the door to save Melanie there's a shot of the birds coming at her with the opening in the roof in the background. The opening in the roof is in color but the superimposed birds are in black and white. (01:49:15)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

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. (01:14:00)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Melanie gets back into the boat she places her pocketbook in the back with the latch facing her. In the next shot as she watches Mitch on the shore the pocketbook is reversed and it stays that way until she gets out of the boat after being hit by the gull. (00:23:25)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

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. (00:41:10 - 00:43:30)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Mitch runs to get the hammer and nails the shadow underneath the table next to the far wall changes between shots. First it's too dark to see under the table, than as Melanie watches him you can see the shadow of the table's leg against the wall. (01:43:40)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: Before Melanie sits down at the table the position of the metal milk container changes from the left to the right side of the table between shots. (00:26:45)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: The neckline of Lydia's nightgown changes between shots as she says to Melanie, "No, no don't go." (01:05:55)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Revealing mistake: As Cathy and Melanie go to help the girl in the red sweater lying in the road look at the poor helpless blackbird on her shoulder. Its beak is attached to her sweater so that it can't get away. (01:14:45)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Deliberate mistake: The fake dried blood on Melanie's forehead comes off too quickly and totally with the dry Kleenex that she uses. (00:27:10)

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