Feiten. Anders bekeken.

Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Geschreven door  op in Cultuur, The Mobile Life.

BoTUVoI1

When watching the Oscars, one name just kept popping up: Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). After seeing the movie, I can completely understand why. A compelling tale that dives into the psyche of Riggan Thomson, a washed up actor who used to be Bidrman. A superhero which last movie took place in 1992. The actor, Played by Michael Keaton (get it, Batman?), tries to revive his career by doing a Broadway adaptation of Raymond Carver’s short story “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love”.

birdman-keaton-nortonCo-star on stage is Edward Norton played by the real Edward Norton. Events, actors, locations. Almost everything is real. The entire movie is based on this level of hyperrealism intertwined with a lot of meta. It really feels like walking around in the St. James Theatre.

Other cast members include an amazing Emma Stone, Naomi Watts and an unusually serious Zach Galifianakis.

If most movies show the villains as black, and the heroes as white, Birdman shows us just how many shades there are in between. The surrealistic dive into the human psyche shows just the deep layered nature of humans. Director Alejandro González Iñárritu truly holds up a mirror to us and Hollywood on how we celebrate mediocrity and where quality seems a rare thing.

Appearing to have been shot mostly in one take, the actual production took only twenty-three days, with a two week editing window. Of course, this meant there where over two years of pre-production and weeks of rehearsals. With just sixteen visible cuts in the movie, the entire movie has a rhythm that just feels directed with Antonio Sanchez’s great drum score.

Hyperrealism is being mixed with inexplicable moments in a cocktail with a bigger twist ending than Inception that will leave you pondering for days after seeing it.

birdman-movie-image-006

Blu-ray

81DrECSiotL._SL1500_The Arri Alexa-shot movie has a great looking digital transfer in its original 16:9 presentation. Despite being shot with natural light even the dark sets don’t show much noise. The lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix is crisp and clear, with many different NYC sounds, but never drowning out.

The limited extras are presented in 1080p but informative.

  • Birdman: All-Access (Production Documentary, 33 minutes)
  • A conversation with Michael Keaton and Alejandro G Iñárritu (Interview, 14 minutes)
  • Photo Gallery

Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital. 

Ook interessant

EDC: Kris’ Everyday Carry

01/10/2015

01/10/2015

EDC, the every day carry. If you don’t know this, it’s where people tell other people what they’re always carrying....

Adobe introduces Creative Cloud 2015

16/06/2015

16/06/2015

In between constant updates, Adobe keeps their Creative Cloud apps up to date with a yearly release filled with new...

10.000 steps

10/07/2014

10/07/2014

Will a simple iPhone app make me move more than a fitness app? Perhaps ..

LaCie SSD Thunderbolt Drives

16/07/2013

16/07/2013

<p>LaCie's SSD Thunderbolt drives create a new class of speed. </p>

Nieuwe UiTpas 2017-2020 verkrijgbaar vanaf 4 maart

04/03/2017

04/03/2017

Gisteren lanceerde Stad Hasselt de nieuwe UiTpas tijdens de wekelijkse vrijdagmarkt. De nieuwe voordeelkaart geldt vanaf 1 april 2017 en...

iTunes Match

15/03/2013

15/03/2013

<p>​iTunes Match. Not just another locker service. Or is it? </p>

Re-visiting FACTS

27/09/2015

27/09/2015

If you are a proud geek living in Belgium, like we are here at The Mobile Life, you will probably...

Street art vinden via smartphone app in Hasselt

24/07/2018

24/07/2018

Hasselt heeft uiteindelijk toch een street art app. Geen zelf ontwikkelde, zoals oorspronkelijk werd onderzocht, maar via een partnerschap met...

The Call

11/01/2014

11/01/2014

As soon as Christmas hits, everything slows down. It seems the entire world is slowly shutting down to celebrate the...

Apple Watch Impressions

16/05/2015

16/05/2015

<p>I've had an hour with the Apple Watch. And it was quite an introduction!</p>

Sonos & Apple Music

27/03/2016

27/03/2016

If there is one brand that has been exploding into the home technology market in the past decade, it’s Sonos....

Pop-up PKP-symboliek als een écht festival niet kan

20/08/2020

20/08/2020

Een boodschap van hoop en optimisme. Met die bedoeling plaatste Pukkelpop vandaag totaal onverwachts haar iconische letters op de plek...

Captain America: Civil War

24/04/2016

24/04/2016

I never had a history of American comic book heroes. The closest we got at home to big heroes was...

Apple Music

08/06/2015

08/06/2015

Apple just introduced Apple Music at WWDC. A single, intuitive app that combines the best ways to enjoy music —...

RICOH THETA S

25/03/2016

25/03/2016

When we tested the THETA, it was one of the world’s first 360° consumer cameras. By now it’s no longer...

Reageer
Geef een reactie

Het e-mailadres wordt niet gepubliceerd. Vereiste velden zijn gemarkeerd met *

Deze site gebruikt Akismet om spam te verminderen. Bekijk hoe je reactie-gegevens worden verwerkt.