I love this time of year. The weather starts to cool off. Football games start to matter. And Hollywood releases some incredible movies that will be in play during Award season. Which brings me to Alejandro González Iñárritu’s incredible new film, Birdman. Made to look like one long shot, Birdman stars Michael Keaton as an actor who once played an iconic superhero, and now faces troubles with his ego and family as he prepares to mount a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim past glory. While some movies have incredible performances or a great script, Birdman is one of those rare films where everything across the board is memorable. It’s absolutely one of my favorite films of 2014 and it should be seen as soon as possible. Trust me, this is a special movie that you want to see. The film also stars Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Andrea Riseborough, and Amy Ryan.
Last week at the New York City press day I landed a video interview with Michael Keaton. He talked about what it was like to work with Alejandro González Iñárritu and his amazing director of photography Emmanuel Lubezki, crafting his performance alongside the cinematography, how he immediately said yes to the project, and a lot more. Hit the jump to watch.
- How Guillermo del Toro had told me last year about Birdman and how impressed he was with it.
- When he was offered the role was it an immediate yes?
- Talks about the amazing cinematography and its interaction with his performance
- Talks about Emmanuel Lubezki