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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Visible crew/equipment: As they head for the restaurant, a crew member's reflection can be seen on the far left of the screen moving in the lower green section of the phone booth just as Mitch's shadow passes the phone booth. (00:26:25)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: The pink flowers behind Deke get rearranged between shots and no one touched them. The second time we see them, one flower in the center sticks out higher than the rest. (01:18:40 - 01:19:20)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Revealing mistake: There are two people next to a red and white pick-up truck in the upper right of the screen who are waiting for their cue to enter the scene after the car explodes. (01:25:35)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Audio problem: After Annie tells the students about the fire drill, their lips, especially those of the girl in the front, are not in sync with what they're saying. (01:12:30)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: After Mitch puts the logs in the fireplace he runs without jumping over anything to the window behind the desk. Later when we see that spot just before the lights blow out the logs extend all the way to the brown chair without any space in between for him to run through. (01:41:20)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Mrs. Bundy tells everybody how many birds there are in the world a lock of hair falls out from under fishermen Sebastian Sholes' hat between shots, disappears and falls out again as the scene progresses. (01:21:00 - 01:24:00)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As the children leave the school none of them go to the coat rack to get their coats. Later many are wearing their coats while running down the hill. (01:13:05)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Melanie starts off across the Bay, we see two boats and a red building to the left of the matte drawing that weren't there when she approached the boat keeper. (00:20:45)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Melanie starts off across the bay we see the boat keeper watching her from the ladder. A few seconds ago there were lobster traps piled all around and above the fence behind him. (00:20:40)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Melanie walks through Mitch's front door she's looking down at the door knob. In the next shot as she walks through she's looking forward. (00:22:05)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: After Mitch suggests that they get help up at the restaurant, the shadow of Melanie's hand on her forehead changes between shots. (00:26:15)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: Behind Annie's record player are a set of records in a holder. If you look closely at the drapes directly to the right of the records they've been moved and have more pleats showing than when we first saw them at that the beginning of this scene. (00:46:55)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: Lydia puts her plate of food on the table in front of her as she gets up. She never touches it again, but later on in the bird attack the plate of food has been moved onto the couch near Melanie's plate in front of the red pillow. (00:54:50)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Visible crew/equipment: As Mitch watches Melanie with his binoculars he looks directly into the opening of the camera lens. You can see its dark reflection on the right lens of his binoculars. The next time we see them the reflection is gone and both lenses look the same. (00:24:20)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: After Melanie signs the card to Cathy she never puts her left glove back on. We're able to see her drive down uninterrupted to the boat and she never puts it on, but when she walks out of the car to the boat it's back on. (00:19:05)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As the birds fly out of the fireplace, the pillows that Lydia was sitting on have been fluffed up between shots. (00:55:15)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Mitch looks at the birds in the kitchen, the position of the perch changes between shots from in the middle of the cage to right of the door in the close-up. (01:38:00)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As they get to the restaurant door, Melanie is to the right of Mitch, but in the next shot inside the restaurant she walks around him again to get on his right side. (00:26:30)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Mitch pulls the window shutters shut and looks at the power cord of the lamp as a possible way to tie it shut there's a candle in a holder to the left of the lamp. In the next shot when he reaches over for the lamp the candle is gone and the next time we see the top of the desk it's not there, or on the floor knocked over. (01:42:10)

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20th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Mitch takes Melanie to try to get help he tells a guy, "A gull hit her" and a long shadow of a wire appears on the white sliding door directly behind them. In the next shot we see the door in middle of the screen and the shadow is gone. (00:26:05)

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