Birdman: Long Takes (or The Unexpected Influence of Max Ophüls) | Film Analysis

Birdman’s director Alejandro G. Iñárritu has stated on record his admiration for the renowned long-takes of the great filmmaker Max Ophüls. In this video essay, Take Me To Your Cinema compares each director’s use of the long-take side-by-side to see what they have in common, and more importantly, how they differ.


Best Picture 2000's


Influences


The Long Take


Dramedies


Dramedies


Alejandro González Iñárritu


Birdman