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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: In the first shot of Annie's body lying on the steps there's an orange chair on the porch pushed up under the window on the right. At first the top of the chair is below the bottom sill of the window but in the next shot it's been moved and the top of it is now above the sill. (01:30:20)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Melanie writes her address for the cashier, the two stacks of magazines to the left of the cash register have been pushed together and rearranged without being touched. (00:03:30)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the movie when Mitch catches the yellow bird under his hat take a good look at the injury (subungual hematoma) he has under his left thumb nail. It takes weeks for these to go away, but Mitch's is gone when we see his left thumb again as he holds Melanie in the kitchen. (01:02:15)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: The shadow of the statue on the right of the piano changes between shots. When we first see it in this scene the shadow falls right in the center of the picture of father then as they all sit waiting for the attack the shadow falls on the right side of the picture. (01:40:25)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Revealing mistake: In the first shot of the children running down the hill looking from behind we see several children in the front of the pack (superimposed background) with fake birds tied around their shoulders. (01:14:00)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: After Melanie says, "Oh Mitch," during the attack, they have a close-up of the knuckles of her left hand. The first time we see them they're scraped and bloody but the second time it's the palm and wrist and not the knuckles that are bloody. (01:48:50)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

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. (01:41:20)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Audio problem: As Melanie and the manager leave his store to look at the Mitch's house, they overdub the bell sound when he opens it but neglect to when he closes it. (00:13:15)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Revealing mistake: The birds on the floorboard of Melanie's car are fake. If you look closely at the one on the right it wobbles like a toy as she's driving. (00:10:00)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Visible crew/equipment: You can see a flash as the boom mike operator hits the light above the front door when Mitch runs back with the hammer and nails. (01:43:45)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

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. (01:29:10)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

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. (01:39:20)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Melanie sooths Kathy she has a towel in her right hand that she drops on the green pillow to the left of the couch. We catch a glimpse of it lying there as Mitch runs to put wood in the fireplace. Melanie never touches the towel again but the next time we see it it's in the middle of the couch. (01:40:50)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Mitch runs to get the hammer and nails for the front door notice the top leaf of the fern plant to his left. It gets rearranged in the next shot, as Melanie watches him, with one fern sticking out from the middle that wasn't there before. (01:43:45)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: When Mitch puts the mirror up against the front door he hits the chair to the right of the door and knocks it out of place. In the next shot it's been moved back to where it belongs. (01:43:30)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

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. (01:42:45)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

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. (00:22:35)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

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. (00:56:10)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Mitch goes out the dining room door to the garage there's a big oily, drippy stain behind and to the right of his head. In the next shot it's gone. (01:52:30)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

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. (00:29:35)

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