Finally saw Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “Birdman” on Friday, and it’s terrific — it’s one of those movies that, as soon as it’s over, you want to watch it again. I won’t say any more until my review, which will be online Thursday afternoon (the movie opens here Friday at Pacific Place, Lincoln Square and Guild 45th; additional theaters will be added in the following weeks). But here’s a delicious peek at a scene from early in the movie, narrated by Inarritu himself, in which the troubled director/star of a Broadway play (Michael Keaton) meets a famous but temperamental actor (played by Edward Norton) who just might be able to save the production. It’s part of the New York Times’ excellent “Anatomy of Scene” series, and it just might whet your appetite — Gonzalez talks a bit about the roving camera style, the setting, and how life (at least for this scene) imitated art.
October 20, 2014 at 11:59 AM