Impressions of the film Birdman

bird_article_story_largeWhen I first heard about the film Birdman while I was a junior at Baldwin Wallace, it got mixed reviews from my film professor and students saying that it would have a hard time winning the Academy Award for best Picture. Leading up to the 2014 Oscars everyone said that Boyhood was going to be the likely because Birdman was filmed to be as if it was shot in one long take, but in actuality it had a number of hidden edits that were unseen by the naked eye. What the director was trying to accomplish with this film had never been done before, and that had a lot of critics, viewers, and other filmmakers unable to understand what Alejandro Inarritu, and his crew were trying to convey in this story. Most people were excited about Boyhood because it was shot over a 12-year process, watching a 6-year old boy grow up into an 18-year old young man. However, as interesting and creative this film was, it could not compare to the intricate detail and how much synchronization and choreography that it took to make Birdman into a film and eventually a multiple Oscar winning film for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay because I believe the Academy Award voters got it right because a film like Birdman had never been achieved until now.


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