I finally saw Birdman yesterday. Lets not get into the where and how of it and go straight into the ‘why’. For starters it is a strong contender for the Oscars this year and so it was a must watch for me but you should watch it too. And here are three reasons why
Watch it for its technical brilliance. The entire film seems to be one continuous shot without any cuts. Of course it is not practically possible to shoot it that way which makes one appreciate the role of the cinematographer, script supervisor and editor who seamlessly fused the various shots. It looks incredible, specially when we are bombarded with films in which the colour of clothes, size of scars and model of phones keep changing from scene to scene!
Watch it for its underlying theme about the tussle within.. Although the film is about a megalomaniac film-star trying to reclaim lost ground yet the internal conflict is universal. The difference between the way we see ourselves and the way the world perceives us
Watch it to ponder over the open ending. I like movies in which the viewer can conclude the movie according to their own mindset (eg Lunchbox) . And although there is a roaring debate on internet whether he did or did not do it (no spoilers here !!) the important thing is that in the end his daughter looks upto him.
So does it have a chance to win? Waiting for your take on this one.