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Jon Favreau says Birdman has virtually no edits; new international trailer

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We have all been entranced by the mysteriously cool teaser for Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's BIRDMAN starring Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, and Zach Galifianakis. The unique story of an actor on the verge of a mental breakdown didn't provide much in the way of plot in the first teaser and yet we were all curious as to the editing, or lack thereof. Some have indicated the movie may be filmed as a single take while others have disputed that.

During a recent event called "Movies in Your Brain: The Science of Cinematic Perception", director Jon Favreau and editor Walter Murch discussed films like THE CONVERSATION. Favreau brought up BIRDMAN and said the film does have cuts, but they are virtually undetectable which makes the movie look like a single long take. This looks like a pretty cool technique and we can see it put to use in the latest international trailer for the film.

The new trailer also bears the subtitle THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE. We now also get a little more background on the events of the film and see that Emma Stone plays Keaton's daughter, Galifianakis appears to be his agent/manager, and the voice-over from the teaser sounds like the internal monologue of Keaton's Riggan Thompson. This new trailer looks a lot funnier and a lot darker than we have seen along with a very Charlie Kaufman-like blending of dreams and reality as Keaton's subconscious invades the real world.

BIRDMAN looks very different from what Inarritu has done to date but it also looks like it could be one of the most unique movie experiences in a long time. I cannot wait to see it when it hits theaters on October 17th.

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7:13AM on 08/01/2014

This looks great...

A nice change of pace from the same ol same ol movies lately
A nice change of pace from the same ol same ol movies lately
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6:49AM on 08/01/2014

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I'll watch it for the Edward Norton Fight Scene.
I'll watch it for the Edward Norton Fight Scene.
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5:52AM on 08/01/2014

Looks great

Keaton is the man and I want to see more stuff with him.
Keaton is the man and I want to see more stuff with him.
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3:35AM on 08/01/2014

Biiiiirrrrrrd MAAAN!!!

For a minute I thought this going to be the live-action adaption of the 1960s superhero cartoon.

Looks good though.
For a minute I thought this going to be the live-action adaption of the 1960s superhero cartoon.

Looks good though.
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3:29AM on 08/01/2014
Ah! Now for some originality! Yes please!
Ah! Now for some originality! Yes please!
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10:12PM on 07/31/2014
Oscar for Mr. Keaton please.
Oscar for Mr. Keaton please.
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8:21PM on 07/31/2014
Insanely good, can't wait.
Insanely good, can't wait.
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8:05PM on 07/31/2014

Looks Outstanding!

From this trailer, it looks like an oscar nom or two could be deserved, if the Academy has the balls.
From this trailer, it looks like an oscar nom or two could be deserved, if the Academy has the balls.
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7:55PM on 07/31/2014
I swear this better get a wide release. It looks terrific and very refreshing.

But yeah, I'm really looking forward to the smaller films that are coming out in the fall after this giant Blockbuster filled summer. Birdman, Kill the Messenger, Interstellar, Gone Girl, Inherent Vice, Nightcrawler, and The Judge all can't come soon enough.
I swear this better get a wide release. It looks terrific and very refreshing.

But yeah, I'm really looking forward to the smaller films that are coming out in the fall after this giant Blockbuster filled summer. Birdman, Kill the Messenger, Interstellar, Gone Girl, Inherent Vice, Nightcrawler, and The Judge all can't come soon enough.
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7:51PM on 07/31/2014
Keaton has always been a great actor. This looks like a juicy role and one that he'll be remembered for.
Keaton has always been a great actor. This looks like a juicy role and one that he'll be remembered for.
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7:17PM on 07/31/2014
They should copy and paste the recent interstellar trailer intro and put it in top of this (the article where the writer was really hyping it up)
They should copy and paste the recent interstellar trailer intro and put it in top of this (the article where the writer was really hyping it up)
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7:01PM on 07/31/2014

Looks great

The descent into madness done by Michael Keaton... I'm there
The descent into madness done by Michael Keaton... I'm there
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6:23PM on 07/31/2014
New title = he's making fun of us?
But I'll be there
New title = he's making fun of us?
But I'll be there
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6:32PM on 07/31/2014
That Emma Stone line...

This looks epic.
That Emma Stone line...

This looks epic.
5:28PM on 07/31/2014
Colour me totally intrigued to see how Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu will pull this one off. And Gwen Stacy's dad is really Batman! Who knew?
Colour me totally intrigued to see how Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu will pull this one off. And Gwen Stacy's dad is really Batman! Who knew?
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5:10PM on 07/31/2014

Alejandro will get the recognition he finally deserves.

Keaton also. This just looks fantastic. Gone Girl, Nightcrawler, Inherent Vice, Big Eyes, Foxcatcher, Kill The Messenger, and Interstellar.
Keaton also. This just looks fantastic. Gone Girl, Nightcrawler, Inherent Vice, Big Eyes, Foxcatcher, Kill The Messenger, and Interstellar.
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