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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: No one is sitting inside the window at the left of the restaurant as they walk by. In the next shot inside the restaurant there are people sitting there. (00:26:25)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: In the close-up shots of the party scene the grass is much greener than in the wide shots, where some brown is mixed in. (00:52:30)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: When the first bird perches on the monkey bars behind Melanie the sun is behind her as you can see by the long shadow she casts as she walks to the chair. In the close-up she casts a shadow in the opposite direction on the fence. (01:09:55)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As they speak on Annie's front porch Melanie says, "Well, I'd better be on my way" and her left hand is at her side. In the next shot she's holding it straight out. (00:17:50)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: In the long shot as Lydia drives up to Mr. Faucet's farm the small structure in front of the building on the far right has four windows. As she parks the truck, we see that structure only has two windows. (00:58:45)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Annie listens to Melanie talk to Mitch, the rabbit ears on her television and the light switch to the right of it are dark. At the beginning of the scene they were lit up. (00:45:50)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Melanie drove past the propane tanks down the road from the school the sun was to her right casting a shadow to the left of the car. As the children pass the exact same spot the sun is over their left shoulders, casting a shadow in front and to the right of them. (01:13:40)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: After Annie pours Melanie a brandy the upper part of the wall behind her and to her right darkens considerably between shots and no lights have been touched. (00:41:40)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: The number of pencils in Annie's pencil holder decreases throughout this scene without being touched. (00:42:25 - 00:46:35)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Melanie and Mitch approach the restaurant there's a fence that they pass on the left before they get to the door. When we see this spot later in the movie the fence is not there. (00:26:25 - 01:26:15)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: The kid in the purple plaid shirt and white pants is the first down the street way in front of everybody else. But in the next two shots he's in the back of the pack looking back at the school both times. (01:13:30)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: When Melanie looks over at the fireplace and sees the lone bird standing there the logs are brand new and ready to be burned. When the rest of the sparrows come down the chimney the logs are burnt. (00:54:40)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: When Melanie runs back into the classroom Annie's hands are by her sides. In the next shot they're up higher. (01:12:00)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: After they talk about the apartment Melanie wants to use the phone. As she walks through the door Annie looks up at the birds flying and we see the top of her porch and a bare tree. This is wrong, as earlier in this scene when Melanie walks up to the door there are a lot of plants hanging down from the roof of the porch. (00:32:00)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Melanie picks up the phone to talk to Mitch the shadow of the cord falls on different areas of her jacket between shots. (00:45:40)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: Before dinner as they stand on the porch talking Cathy smiles and looks up at Melanie. In the next shot she's looking down at the ground. (00:32:20)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: When we first see the table with the food on it the sandwiches in the middle are piled up in interlocking stacks of three with one more pile of three or four sandwiches rising in the center. When we see the sandwiches again up close as Mitch brings the little girl into the house, they are neatly stacked above each other though not interlocking as before and the middle pile is not there. (00:52:25)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: Before Lydia walks into Mr. Faucet's room she looks to her left and her face is entirely illuminated by the light coming from his room. In the next shot as she walks in only the left side of her face is illuminated. (01:00:10)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: Before the birds fly out of the fireplace Mitch puts his napkin on the table to his right with the dark green side up. As the birds fly out of the fireplace the napkin has been flipped over to the light green side without being touched. (00:54:30)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As she carries the birthday cake out from the house, the position of Lydia's necklace changes between shots. (00:51:50)

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