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The Philosophy of Birdman: The Icarus Complex

Caution: This is an in-depth analysis article. As such, spoilers for Birdman ahead. If you want to purchase Birdman, you can find it on Amazon Video here.

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Icarus, son of Daedalus, is the famed tragic figure of myth who wore wax wings and flew too close to the sun, failing to heed his father’s warning in his aerial jubilation.

 

I. “Birdman is Like Icarus”

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In Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s 2014 film Birdman, we just so happen to have a similar icon as Icarus in the eponymous winged superhero. In an early scene of the film we hear Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) mention briefly that Continue reading The Philosophy of Birdman: The Icarus Complex

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2015 Academy Awards: The Winners

Best Picture

  • American Sniper
  • Boyhood
  • Birdman
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Selma
  • Whiplash

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Academy Awards 2015: Reaction & Surprises

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Best Makeup & Hair-styling

The Grand Budapest Hotel started racking up the wins early on with their shoo-in win for Best Costume Design and a more surprising win for Best Makeup and Hair-styling. The transformations in Budapest, were fine, sure, but it doesn’t quite live up to the other nominees in my opinion. Guardians of the Galaxy should have taken this one by a light year for the intricate makeup work.

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2015 Academy Award Predictions — Best Sound Editing

 

The Nominees:

  • American Sniper — Alan Robert Murray, Bub Asman
  • Birdman — Aaron Glascock, Martin Hernandez
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies — Brent Burge, Jason Canovas
  • Interstellar — Richard King
  • Unbroken — Becky Sullivan, Andrew DeCristofaro

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2015 Academy Award Predictions — Best Sound Mixing

 

The Nominees:

  • American Sniper — John T. Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, Walt Martin
  • Birdman — Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montano, Thomas Varga
  • Interstellar — Gary Rizzo, Gregg Landaker, Mark Weingarten
  • Unbroken — Jon Tayler, Frank A. Montano, David Lee
  • Whiplash — Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins, Thomas Curley

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2015 Academy Award Predictions — Best Cinematography

 

The Nominees:

  • Birdman — Emmanuel Lubezki
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel — Robert D. Yeoman
  • Mr. Turner — Dick Pope
  • Unbroken — Roger Deakins
  • Ida — Lukasz Zal, Ryszard Lenczewki

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