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21st Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Mitch checks the window behind the TV set we see the picture of father above the piano there's no shadow on it. Later as they all sit waiting for the bird attack even though no one's turned any lights on or off a dark shadow appears above the middle of the picture. (01:37:05 - 01:40:45)

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21st Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Melanie shows Mitch the lovebirds her jacket opens and closes between shots. (00:04:45)

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21st Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Melanie and Annie talk, you can see the purple pillow that she was just laying on as Melanie came in squished into the corner of the couch. Later that pillow has been fluffed up without her touching it. (00:41:25 - 00:43:00)

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21st Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Mitch picks up Melanie and swings her around we get a good look at the cut on her left shin. In the next shot, as he carries her down the stairs, the cut is totally different with much more blood there. (01:49:50)

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21st Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: Lydia sits up in her bed and weeps, "Forgive me, this business with the birds has upset me," and the white chair moves about a foot to the left of where we saw it before without being touched by them. (01:07:05)

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21st Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Annie opens the door and finds the dead bird on the floor, the background across the street changes from of a very dark house with two lights on to a moonlit road between shots. (00:47:20)

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21st Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: On the hill as Melanie talks to Mitch about her mother, the back of her collar changes between shots. (00:51:20)

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21st Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: In the restaurant Melanie doesn't have to poke around at all as she opens her pocketbook and pulls out and the compact and tissue. They must have been the only things placed in her prop pocketbook so they would be ready to come out without any fuss. (00:27:00)

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21st Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: In the restaurant as Mitch says, "We can get Cathy at Annie's now," Melanie looks at the floor, then at Mitch between shots. (01:28:10)

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21st Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: Melanie fiddles around in her pocketbook looking for the two cards, but in the next shot they're in her hand ready to come out. (00:22:25)

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21st Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Audio problem: When Mitch says to Lydia in the kitchen, "Yeah, I suppose so. Her father's part owner of one of the big newspapers in San Francisco," his lips don't match up with what he's saying and his voice sounds entirely different from his previous sentence. (00:38:10)

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21st Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Melanie and Annie smoke their cigarettes you can see the shadow of her tree on the door post but when we saw this spot before as Melanie walked up to the house it wasn't there. (00:16:50)

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21st Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: Before Melanie walks up the stairs to the bedroom there's a shadow of a plant on her jacket. This is wrong because in the shot before we can see up the stairs and there's no plant with any light behind it. (01:46:50)

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21st Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: The shadow cast by the cage gets shorter between shots as she puts the card for Cathy up against it. (00:22:25)

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21st Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Mitch and Melanie walk down the hill he's behind her and they're not touching. In the next shot he has his left hand behind her. (00:51:35)

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21st Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Audio problem: After the gull hits her in the head, Melanie says to Mitch, "Yes, I think so," but her mouth does not go along with what she's saying. (00:25:35)

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21st Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: When Lydia recalls Mr. Faucet's face, the chair on the left is casting a very dark shadow against the wall that wasn't there before when Melanie brought the tea in. (01:03:35)

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21st Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Mitch checks the doors and windows look closely at the table to the left of the brown chair on the bottom left of the screen, it has on it an ash tray very close to a plate and a silver box. The shadow of the brown chair falls on the silver box but the next time we see this table, after Lydia straightens up, the brown chair has been moved away to make room for the camera and its shadow no longer falls on the box. (01:36:50 - 01:39:10)

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21st Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Visible crew/equipment: As Melanie walks into the living room a moving shadow appears where it shouldn't be, to the left of the fireplace next to the clock. (00:22:20)

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21st Nov 2005

The Birds (1963)

Continuity mistake: As Mitch and Lydia talk in the kitchen the far wall in the dining room becomes darker between shots. (00:38:00)

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