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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: Before the birds fly out of the fireplace Lydia sits on the couch and there are two pillows behind her a red one on the left and a green one on the right. She doesn't move from the spot but two shots later as the birds fly into the room the pillows are reversed. (00:54:25)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Visible crew/equipment: After finding Mr. Faucets body Lydia gets back in her truck and you can see the reflection of a crewmember wearing headphones in the lower right part of the windshield. (01:00:55)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: Doodles Weaver changes from looking at the boat to looking at Melanie's pocketbook between shots before she walks down the ladder. (00:20:05)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: The top magazine piled on the table to the left of Lydia is seen protruding out over the edge in front of the others. It's moved back after the birds fly out of the fireplace. (00:54:30)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Visible crew/equipment: As Lydia gets into her truck you see a reflection of the stage lights in the steering wheel. (01:00:55)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Visible crew/equipment: As Melanie sits down on Annie's couch you can see the shadow of the boom mike move across the books in the bookcase to her left. (00:41:20)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Visible crew/equipment: As the birds fly around the house there's a close-up of Melanie holding Cathy with Lydia in the background. If you look closely near the picture on the left wall you can see the shadow of the wires holding up some of the birds. (00:55:30)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: The house has only one gazebo and when the first bird swoops down at Cathy it flies over a different gazebo from the one we see later in the scene. The top is pointed and higher, and the correct one has a tree above almost touching it and shadows from the tree falling on it. (00:52:00)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Revealing mistake: If you watch closely as she sets sail Melanie's boat nudges the boat that the camera is on causing the film to jiggle slightly as she passes by. (00:20:35)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Audio problem: Before Melanie starts off across the bay we hear the boat keeper start the boat's engine. But this is only an over-dub, the engine's not really running as there's no turbulence behind the boat like in the next two shots. (00:20:30)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Visible crew/equipment: As they talk Annie walks over to sit behind her desk and we see a quick shot of her hallway. Look closely at the mirror hanging on the far wall and you can see the quick reflection of the studio equipment in it. (00:42:05 - 00:46:50)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As he places the table over the opening of the fireplace Mitch's hands change position between shots. In the second shot he's holding the leg of the table, in the first he's not. (00:55:15)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: After Melanie hangs up the phone she sits and ponders whether to go to Cathy's party, on the desk to the left of the phone is the cigarette lighter that Annie left there before after she lit her cigarette. Next to it is a pack of cigarettes that she didn't leave there before. If you look closely earlier as she takes the cigarette out of the pack in the left pocket of her nightgown the lighter is in her right hand, the cigarette in her left and the pack stays in her pocket. (00:46:35)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Audio problem: The overdub of Melanie playing piano in the living room is the same volume when the scene changes to a different room as Mitch and Lydia talk inside the kitchen. (00:37:55)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: There are two red books on the living room table next to Mitch's napkin. No one goes near them but later in this scene when everyone has left and the birds are flying around Mitch's dinner plate is there but the red books are not. (00:54:45 - 00:56:10)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Lydia calls Fred Brinkmeyer about the chickens, notice the lamp and candle to the left of the phone. When Mitch uses this lamp later to tie the shutter closed it and the candlestick holder next to it are moved 90 degrees so that they are facing against the wall. (00:33:40)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Melanie approaches Mitch's dock, a yellow pole extends from the far left side of the dock to the brown pail in the front of the dock. In the next shot, as she walks on the dock, the pole is gone. (00:21:35)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Revealing mistake: As the children start running down the hill from the school a girl in a white dress and blue sweater is cracking up. (01:13:35)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As she cleans up after dinner Lydia says, "Then you knew Mitch in San Francisco". The drapes right over her head are pushed back more between the two shots. (00:35:45)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: At the house Mitch's white car is parked facing the water. When we see it later it's parked at a 45-degree angle to the water but he hasn't touched it. (00:21:20 - 00:23:35)

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