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22nd Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Mitch says to Melanie, "Ah, but I know you," at first he's looking straight at her but then his head is tilted to the right between shots. (00:06:40)

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22nd Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Revealing mistake: The cameraman loses focus on the uptight mom as she asks Melanie where she came from. In the next shot she is sharp as a tack. (01:28:50)

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22nd Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As they all sit down to have dinner Lydia covers the lovebird's cage with a cloth. After the birds fly from the fireplace we see the birdcage again and you can tell by the edges that the cloth is in a different position even though no one went near it. (00:54:10)

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22nd Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Other mistake: In the pet shop doorway Melanie is mouthing something other than Mitch's license number (WJH 003) before she writes it down. (00:08:00)

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22nd Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: At the school, as Melanie sits down to have a smok,e the dark markings on the upper plank of the wooden fence behind her move higher between shots. (01:09:50)

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22nd Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As the birds on the floorboard of Melanie's car lean to the right you hear her shift the car, but she doesn't touch the shifter or take her foot off the gas pedal. (00:10:10)

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22nd Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: When Mitch unwraps the cotton to put peroxide on Melanie's cut, the ashtray on the table is empty. Mitch never lets the piece of cotton out of his fingers until he has Melanie hold it on her head, and no one else touches the cotton on the table, yet near the end of the scene another used piece of cotton appears in the ashtray. (00:27:15 - 00:28:50)

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22nd Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As everyone runs out of the restaurant the fire is close to the telephone booth. In a previous shot when we saw the fire heading towards the gas station it was right next to the building on the other side of the road. (01:26:10)

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22nd Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: A guy in the blue and white car that comes crashing towards Melanie in the phone booth throws a bird out of his driver side window. In the next shot as he fends off several other birds the window is shut. Then when he crashes into the orange car, it's open again. (01:26:30)

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22nd Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: During the bird attack Melanie crushes the shade on the lamp in the corner. Several shots later it looks almost like new. (01:41:35)

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22nd Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: Earlier when the birds come out of the fireplace Mitch puts his plate of food down on the table in front of him. Later when he turns the table over, the plate of food is not there. (00:55:15)

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22nd Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: A bird pops some balloons as it flies through the gazebo. In the next shot a bird chases a boy in a blue suit and we see the gazebo again but we don't see the first bird fly out. (00:52:25)

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22nd Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: When Melanie and Mitch first meet she holds the pencil up to her chin and it's not there in the next shot. (00:04:10)

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22nd Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: When Mitch puts the bird he caught back in its cage, the cage to the right of Melanie as she walked in has been removed so it won't interfere with the camera's field of view. (00:06:25)

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22nd Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: When she pulls out the letter to Mitch, we see inside Melanie's prop pocketbook and it's empty. Later in the movie she's able to pull whatever she needs out of it on a moment's notice. (00:10:15 - 00:26:55)

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21st Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: Melanie is sitting and she reaches for the flashlight on the coffee table. In the next shot, as she picks it up, she's standing. (01:45:55)

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21st Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: When Melanie plays the piano, Cathy's bangs are combed differently between shots. (00:36:10 - 00:36:45)

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21st Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: The crew moves Mr. Faucet's body between shots. His right foot is moved under the bed and the pattern of the rug underneath his feet is the tip off. (01:00:30)

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21st Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As they talk on the top of the hill about what Melanie does for a living, her drink is lowered between shots. (00:49:05)

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21st Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Melanie and Mitch walk past her car on the way to Annie's, it moves forward between shots, closer to the corner of the school past the flag pole. (01:29:45)

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