Birdman & Raymond Carver


This week saw the release of a short trailer for the upcoming film, Birdman. It looks weird, bizarre, and it’s starring Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, and Emma Stone (pretty much, right up my alley). There isn’t much information out there on plot beyond what IMDb has in the form of a one sentence rundown,

“A washed-up actor who once played an iconic superhero must overcome his ego and family trouble as he mounts a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory.”

The Broadway play in the film is an adaptation of Raymond Carver’s collection, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love–a collection filled with much turmoil and difficult relationships.

Take a gander at the trailer.


  1. Okay, THAT looks really good. However, I have found that recently, trailers are the best part of the film or the parts we see have been removed from the film…so my trust level has dropped. But, it looks great:)

    1. I know. There is also the trailers that just give everything away about the plot. I’m hopeful for this one. The trailer is short and doesn’t really tell to much, either.

  2. This looks fantastic. I loved Edward Norton – I’ll pretty much see anything with him in it. Don’t know how much I really waned to see him in his undies though!

  3. (Falling completely behind on my blog reading…) I saw the trailier when it came out. Looks like a really interesting movie. And I loved What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, though it’s been a while since I’ve read it. I may have to read it again before I see the film, just to see whether and how much they actually reference it.

    1. Tell me about it. I’ve been pretty behind, too, for various reasons. Let’s just call it the lazy summer-itis. I’m not sure how they’ll incorporate the book beyond the characters trying to adapt it. I couldn’t find much on the film’s synopsis, but I read about the Raymond Carver aspect in an interview of one of the other actors.

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