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Birdman Or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance

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    How 'Birdman' Got Made: Fox Searchlight and New Regency Partners Tell All (Keaton, Norton, Stone VIDEOS)

    Two companies that financed and produced Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's just-opened "Birdman," Fox Searchlight and New Regency, also collaborated on "12 Years a Slave." The 20-year Searchlight executive who runs production, Claudia Lewis, and New Regency president and CEO Brad Weston, who has spearhe...

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    Santa Barbara Film Festival Awards: Modern Master Goes to 'Birdman' Star Michael Keaton

    The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, one of several festivals that plays a key role in the annual anointing of awards during the season leading up to the Oscars, will honor Michael Keaton with the Modern Master Award for the 30th anniversary edition of the Fest, which runs January 27 – Feb...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Birdman' Best Opener Since 'Grand Budapest,' 'Dear White People' Shows Broad Interest

    Two of the strongest new specialized releases of the season opened this weekend. Alejandro G. Inarritu's "Birdman" had the second-best limited opening of the year. "Dear White People," one of seven Sundance 2014 films to open this week, also impressed in its somewhat wider platform debut. As nothing...

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    Screen Talk: 'CITIZENFOUR,' 'Birdman,' and More Awards Updates

    On this week's Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and I agree that Laura Poitras' riveting "CITIZENFOUR" has jumped to the front of the crowded documentary race.

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    Great Job, 'Birdman,' But 'The X-Files' Did It First

    There's no question that what director Alejandro González Iñárritu and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki achieved with the Michael Keaton starrer is a masterwork. But let's take a moment to remember that "X-Files" creator Chris Carter, on a TV budget, pulled off a comparable feat in the year 1998.

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