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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: Melanie leaves the oar of the boat leaning against the rear seat. Later when she comes back to the boat, the oar is lifted up and sitting on the middle and rear seat. (00:21:50 - 00:23:10)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: When Annie capped up the brandy bottle the label was facing the camera and her glass was almost touching it. Later when she goes back to poor a glass for herself the label is turned 90 degrees and she has to reach for the glass. (00:43:00)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: In her room Melanie has the green dress hanging to the left of the mirror over the sink. When she returns to that spot after looking out the window, the dress has been moved. (00:58:20)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: When Mitch takes Melanie to try to get help after she is hit by the gull the first door they come upon says, "out to lunch". If you look closely as they walk up to the door they're in bright sunlight but in the next shot as they get to the door it's overcast. (00:26:10)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Visible crew/equipment: After Mitch puts the bird back in its cage as he walks towards Melanie the shadow of the camera appears on his jacket. (00:06:30)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: The phone booth changes when Melanie is in it during the bird attack later in the movie. Here the green part on the bottom has three vent slits per row, later when the fire is behind it you can see four vent slits per row. (00:26:25 - 01:26:15)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: When Annie asks her how dinner at Mitch's went Melanie holds the glass of brandy differently between shots. (00:41:40)

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19th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: When Melanie takes her cigarette case out of her pocketbook she holds it in her right hand between her thumb and four fingers. In the next shot her index finger is inside the case. (01:09:55)

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18th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Melanie is in the living room we see a lamp on the table between the two chairs that is later removed and never seen again in the movie. (00:22:25)

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18th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: After Melanie takes off her right glove she puts it on top of her pocketbook with her left hand twice. (00:02:35)

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18th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Audio problem: In the pet shop the cashier starts moving her mouth before she says anything to Melanie. (00:02:25)

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18th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: At the beginning, before Melanie walks behind the newsstand, it's an overcast day and she doesn't cast any shadow. As she emerges from the other side of the newsstand she casts several shadows against the wall and floor. The other people walking in front of the pet store are also casting shadows in several different directions. Throughout the film there are numerous changes regarding the casting of shadows between shots. (00:02:00)

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18th Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Melanie stands in front of the pet shop and watches the birds flying, more time passes than the two seconds implied. The kittens in the right window go from playing to sleeping between shots and a grey kitten appears in the window that wasn't there before. (00:02:05)

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Continuity mistake: In a close-up of the Tin Man as Dorothy says, "We were just wondering why," there is no oil on his shoulder joint. In the next shot his shoulder joint is wet. (00:45:40)

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Continuity mistake: There is a multicolored bag on the floor, to the left of Dorothy, when they're speaking to the Wizard and he says, "Anybody can have a brain" that was not there when she pulled the curtain open. (01:29:25)

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Continuity mistake: In the famous bathtub scenes there's a close-up of Alex's feet with blood dripping on her right foot. Later when we see her in the tub the blood is in a different spot on her foot. (01:51:40 - 01:53:15)

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Continuity mistake: In the elevator scene as you look down the shaft from above, the air is crystal clear with no smoke in sight. Then in a few seconds smoke appears near the windows but in the next shot when the elevator stops the smoke is gone. (00:20:10)

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Audio problem: There's no doorbell or buzzer sound when Michael Douglas presses the button on Alex's door. (01:41:20)

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Visible crew/equipment: In the beginning of the movie as Michael Douglas runs to answer the phone someone has knocked the overhead lamp in his kitchen and set it swinging. (00:03:05)

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Continuity mistake: Paul combs his hair in the mirror during the train sequence. After that a lock of hair appears over his left eyebrow for several shots. By the end of the scene his hair is back to being combed perfectly. (00:04:30)

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