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word gumshoe

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Hi every one
I have read the following sentence in Elements of cinema by Robert Bird. What does the underlined sentence mean?

The bird that lands on Astaf'ev in mirror is obviously manipulated, as is the bird with broken wings that the narrator tosses up at the end of the film. However, the bird that lands on the window during the press conference in solaris explodes the "realism" of an otherwise mundane scene, as do the birds that fly out of the statue of the Madonna in nostalghia, at the evident risk of injury to the actress.
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