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Birdman Unmasked

How great is this photo?

Alejandro G. Inarritu and Michael Keaton on the Birdman set

It's from the Sunday New York Times interview with Alejandro G. Iñárritu, the man who needs to lose some accents in his last name for the sake of movie critics everywhere. (Thank God for cut and paste.)

The Q&A is interesting, even if Iñárritu neglects to credit F. Scott Fitzgerald here:

I think [being] intelligent creatures is to have two ideas at the same time — you can have happiness and depression simultaneously. I think that’s what really this guy is battling; it’s the duality we all have. Sometimes you can feel the king of world and 30 minutes later, you are a dead piece of [expletive]. 

Or maybe he got it from someone else. Or from his own deep thoughts.

Among the other revelations? The stark drum soundtrack owes a lot to Gene Krupa, Mike Nichols unsuccessfully warned him away from the “single shot” experiment, and Iñárritu hangs with Michael Mann.

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Posted at 05:25 PM on Tue. Jan 06, 2015 in category Photo of the Day  
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