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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: The body of the gas station attendant moves to the left between shots, as Mitch runs to help him, and Mitch's position changes after he runs to help. (01:24:55)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Melanie leaves the card at Mitch's apartment door the drapes on the window behind her are still. In the next shot they are blowing in the wind. (00:10:20)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As they all walk straight through the dining room to get out of the house the light fixture above the dining room table has been removed for this shot. (01:56:35)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Annie and Melanie speak about how they met Mitch, watch the shadow move down the front door. A considerable amount of time has gone by between shots. (00:18:05)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As the birds gather on the monkey bars behind Melanie she looks to her right and straight up and sees one lone bird flying past a television antenna. This is incorrect because first of all she's looking up to high and second we've seen in that direction and there is no house there, just a hill. The house is across the street. (01:11:10 - 01:33:05)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: The wood on the ladder changes between shots. First it's unstained, then it stained green and then it's unstained as she gets to the bottom. (00:20:05)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: The lamp directly behind Melanie as she sits down is turned off. In the next shot when Annie brings in the brandy it's turned on. (00:41:25)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Melanie walks around with her flashlight she goes into the kitchen and looks at the lovebirds. This cage has 11 rungs on the side and is not the same one that she walked into the house with when she brought the lovebirds up from San Francisco, which had 19 rungs. (01:46:15)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Melanie is inside of the phone booth a man with birds attacking him runs up to her and there is a clear shot of the road extending past the restaurant. When this spot is seen earlier as Mitch and Melanie walk into the restaurant it's entirely different with a bunch of telephone poles on the left. (01:27:25)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Melanie runs inside the phone booth a black device has appeared above the telephone. In a previous shot as Mitch runs to help the gas station attendant we see inside the phone booth and that device is not there. (01:26:15)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Visible crew/equipment: As Mitch admires the lovebirds, before he walks out of the kitchen, you can see the shadow of the camera on the cabinet on the far left as it zooms in. (01:38:00)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: When Mitch puts the mirror up against the front door the light fixture above his head goes from being perfectly still to swaying wildly between shots and he didn't touch it. (01:43:35)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Mitch lifts Annie's body to take her inside the house two black rags or shreds of her clothing appear on the porch that weren't there in a previous shot. (01:31:45)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: In the shot of the party looking down from the top of the hill the barbecue is sitting behind and to the middle of two lounge chairs. In the next shot the barbecue is to the left of the two lounge chairs. At the end of the scene it's moved back. (00:51:35)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: At the gas station fire the two fireman that lose their grip on the hose disappear between shots. (01:27:00)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: Just before the lights blowout Mitch comes back into living room and there is a red ottoman to the right of the green chair that Lydia and Cathy are sitting in. A few moments before, all three of them just walked through that spot when they were hiding by the bookcase and it wasn't there. (01:44:05)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As the birds start flying around the room Lydia gets up and the green pillow behind her is on the left and the red pillow is on the right. When Mitch overturns the table the red is on the left and the green on the right. (00:54:50)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: Walking up the hill both sides of Melanie's collar are turned up by the wind. In the next shot at the top of the hill her collar is turned down. (00:48:10)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: In her room Melanie walks past a mirror that shows a reflection of the blanket on her bed. After she looks out the window at the pick-up truck she walks back and the lighting on the bed is turned off and the reflection is now dark. But if you look closely it's not dark enough to tell the bed has now been made up. (00:58:20)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: When Melanie looks out the window to see the gas station attendant attacked by the birds the coat hanger that was there earlier in the scene, next to the window, is gone. (01:24:30)

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