Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Birdman
ComedyDrama
2014

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu Cast: Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Zach Galifianakis, Naomi Watts, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Lindsay Duncan, Jeremy Shamos, Damian Young, Katherine O’Sullivan, Merritt Weaver, Natalie Gold, Kenny Chin, Jackie Hoffman

Academy Awards: Best Picture; Best Director (Alejandro G. Iñárritu); Best Original Screenplay (Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo); Best Cinematography

Also Nominated For: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Michael Keaton); Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Edward Norton); Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Emma Stone); Best Sound Mixing; Best Sound Editing

I First Saw In: 2014

Synopsis: Illustrated upon the progress of his latest Broadway play, a former popular actor’s struggle to cope with his current life as a wasted actor is shown.

Did You Know? This was the first comedy to win Best Picture since Shakespeare in Love in 1998. And it’s the first comedy to win Best Director since Annie Hall in 1977.

Quotables: TABITHA: You’re no actor, you’re a celebrity. Let’s be clear on that. I’m gonna kill your play.

And now a Word from the Guise:
This is my favourite film from last year. I might even say that it is my favourite film ever. The acting is exquisite. The cinematography is seamlessly crafted. The screenplay is genius. It’s a true triumph.

Oscar Madness Ranking – ??? out of 233

For rated MovieGuise review: Birdman