Variety would be a less justifying word to describe the beauty of Birdman. Birdman from Alejandro Inarritu is a showbiz satire that manages to travel beyond its one liner agenda. Here we list five reasons why you should not miss this filmy extravaganza.
- Exceptional Direction
Conveying a concept that becomes complex with emotions after scripting is a huge challenge. Where Alejandro Inarritu has triumphed is also in the same challenge. His conviction to present this idea in a visually uncut way makes the attire of the movie entirely new and film’s sarcasm becomes an overall output.
- Riveting Scripting
You can make fun of an industry’s downfall in a very direct manner by attacking them. But the writers of birdman has decided to take another route and showed us the story of a confused artist who looks like a misfit to the industry. His past life as an actor compelling him to fall into the wave and the other layers of personal conflicts he faces during the post screening session of his play are written in a really beautiful way.
- Cent Percentage Acting Output
A lot of characters are there in this concept to create miseries of various types to our central protagonist and I must say that they have all done a superb job. Michael Keaton as Riggan Thomson aka the birdman carried the confusion of the character very elegantly. Edward Norton was the real show stealer who depicted the role of Mike with scorching screen presence. Emma Stone also delivered a surprising acting display as the arrogant child of Riggan. Rest of the cast comprising of Naomi Watts, Zach Galifianakis and Andrea Riseborough also did complete justice to their characters.
- Catchy Cinematography
The movie is visualized in a way you won’t feel any cuts. Kudos to the planning of cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki. Finding a jitter is an extremely difficult task and also Lubezki manages to make us a member of the crew of the play.
- Jazzy background score
The peculiar nature of the movie and its underlying dilemma demands a special musical treatment and Antonio Sanchez has just done that. The way the music creeps in is really interesting as it successfully establishes the mood of the character.
The less and effectively used visual effects and the perfectly written dialogues are also pluses of this big Oscar contender.