Birdman International Trailer (2014)

International Trailer for Birdman.

A washed-up actor who once played an iconic superhero must overcome his ego and family trouble as he mounts a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory.

Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has a very particular way of working. Birdman was shot entirely in sequence, and very carefully rehearsed beforehand.

The cast had to adapt to their directors style, which involved them performing up to fifteen pages of dialogue without a cut, while hitting previously rehearsed marks.

The movie was mostly shot inside Broadway's St James Theater. There are only sixteen visible cuts in the entire film.

The scene of Michael Keaton's character running through Times Square in his underwear was shot at midnight to limit the number of people on the streets. Most of the crowd are extras.

Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel both led the 2015 Academy Award nominations, with 15 each. Both films also featured Edward Norton.

Birdman is a fine return to the big screen for Michael Keaton, and a reminder that he really is an extremely talented actor. The film tells the story of a once famous and revered actor taking to the Broadway stage in an effort to revive his career.

As you might guess from the trailer, in his own head, Keaton's character, Riggan, is still top of his game and virtually indestructible. The trouble is, deep down, he realizes he's sinking, only he doesn't want to hear it from those around him.

The story is actually pretty gloomy, though the film still brings plenty of dry humor. What this trailer does for me, is makes me think ahead, to the time when those who are famous for playing Marvel superheroes now, are past their peak. Will we see real life echoing this movie in a few years time?
Well, maybe not exactly, but it's certainly a possibility.

The trailer is like some weird trip, both in the mind and around New York City. However, it certainly promotes the film well, though really you can't appreciate the best of it until you watch Birdman in its entirety.

With great performances from Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Zach Galifianakis and of course, Keaton himself, it's really not hard to see why Birdman is so highly regarded. Personally, I still think Keaton was robbed of the Oscar.

Birdman International Trailer

2 min 45 sec


Posted On
July 31, 2014
Alejandro González Iñárritu

Alejandro González Iñárritu

Fox Searchlight

October 17, 2014
Michael Keaton
Zach Galifianakis
Edward Norton
Andrea Riseborough
Amy Ryan
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