The Unexpected Virtue of Goofs: Birdman’s Shifting Spaces

by De Filmkrant

The meticulous construction of Birdman, which tells most of its story in one single shot, makes every mistake in the film that much more noticeable. In this video essay, Joost Broeren and Sander Spies illustrate how Iñárritu often intentionally breaks with continuity, creating a shifting spatial logic that reflects the characters’ shifting psychological states.

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