Just watched Birdman.
Can not yet articulate my response. Caught between the shocking indulgence innate within the art of performance, and the horrific, tragic, fragmented reality of a person living in so many split-off moments, hopelessly trying to patch them together to navigate a life. I fear a heartbreaking fragility, masquerading as joy that can engulf person.

A very long Wikipedia article concludes with this comment by film critic Scott Tobias, who says of the film-makers “trapping viewers in a pressure-cooker atmosphere as Riggan and his players struggle to keep it together”.

Yes. I felt it.


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