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Alejandro G. Inarritu on 'navigating the labyrinth' of 'Birdman'
Alejandro G. Inarritu on 'navigating the labyrinth' of 'Birdman'

Alejandro G. Inarritu's black comedy "Birdman" plunges viewers into the not-entirely-earthbound world of Riggan Thomson, a washed-up former superhero actor played by Michael Keaton who's trying to get his mojo back by mounting a Broadway play. Along the way, the film blurs the lines between reality and fiction — playing off Keaton's own "Batman" past, for example, or disguising any visible edits — and also explodes them with fantastical imagery and seamless, sometimes disorienting leaps in time. In an exclusive video, which you can watch above, Inarritu and his cast discuss how they brought "Birdman" to life. "I wanted the...

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