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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: When we first see Annie's house shrubs are growing right up to the edge of the right and the left side of her fence. Then when she is lying there dead the shrubs on the left side of the fence are different. (01:30:30)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: After Annie lights Melanie's cigarette her left hand moves from the lighter to her cigarette between shots. (00:17:00)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: Melanie's car changes positions from the time she parks near the front steps of the school. As Melanie walks out of the school to sit by the monkey bars to when she runs back to the school, and then when the children run out of the school. (01:09:30 - 01:11:40)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: In the shot of Mitch holding the log just before he runs to the window behind the desk, the brown reclining chair that sits by the fireplace has been moved for the camera. We see it there in the scene when Lydia says, "Did you get the windows in the attic Mitch?" and earlier in the movie when Melanie brings the lovebirds in. (01:41:20)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: When Mitch is first seen sleeping on the couch, after the last attack, the red throw pillow is protruding out from behind his right shoulder. The next time he is seen from the front the pillow is totally behind his back. (01:45:25)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: After Mitch pours out their drinks on the top of the hill he holds the cap on top of the bottle down with his index finger. In the next shot he's holding the bottle further down and his index finger is around the neck on the side of the bottle. (00:48:45)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As she's attacked in the bedroom the first scratch on Melanie's left forearm moves further up two shots later when see it again. (01:48:05)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Melanie and Mitch walk up the hill behind his house Bodega Bay is at very low tide with a lot of sand bars showing. When they get to the top of the hill it's high tide. (00:48:00 - 00:52:25)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: When Mitch reaches out the window to grab the shutter the curtain has been pushed all the way to the left of his shoulder and he isn't touching it. The next time we see the curtain it's covering the entire window to the left of his head. (01:41:50)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Visible crew/equipment: The reflection of the spotlight can be seen going before them in the bottles of booze as it leads Melanie and Mitch down the bar. (01:28:00)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Revealing mistake: Melanie has no problem taking the letter for Mitch out of her pocketbook as she places it on top of the bird cage. The crew put adhesive tape on the back of it, so she can push on the letter with her thumb to keep it in place for the close-up. (00:10:20)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: When we first see Mitch on the ladder it's resting against the 6th plank below the window. Mitch never moves it but after Melanie hands him the last piece of lumber and he climbs down it's resting against the 7th Plank. (01:34:00)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Audio problem: As Mitch hammers the mirrored cabinet to the front door they overdub a second hammer sound over the actual sound to make it more intense. If you listen closely they don't get them all right and they miss the very first swing. (01:43:50)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: When Annie gets up and says, " I think I'll have some of that" her cigarette is half gone with a long ash on it. In the next shot as she fiddles with the brandy bottle her cigarette is brand new. (00:42:50)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Melanie leaves with the tea to go check on Cathy at the school the left side of Lydia's nightgown changes between shots and is no longer protruding from her sweater. (01:07:55)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Revealing mistake: When Melanie walks into the bedroom and covers her face with their hands something is wrong with the superimposing process. It looks as though there are wires running up and down the screen as soon as the birds start flying at her. (01:47:40)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: Before Mitch rescues Melanie from the telephone booth we can see that all the fires are still burning. But in the shot of him rescuing her they forgot to add the flames out in the road behind them. (01:27:40)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Visible crew/equipment: A large equipment shadow can be seen on Melanie and Mitch as they stop to look at the people in the restaurant hiding in the corner. (01:28:05)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: After the final attack as Mitch sleeps in the chair the tabletop and the three items on it to his left are lit up. They get much darker the next time we see them. (01:45:25)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: No one went near it, but the chair at the left of the dinner table has been pushed in right up against the table between shots. (00:54:10)

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