Birdman is this dog’s pick for 2015 Academy Awards.
Let’s talk about love – Birdman Review.
In an age when the art of filmmaking has lost to the onslaught of blockbusters, the refreshing black comedy Birdman offers an artist’s battle caught at dire ends. The story of a once-famous actor – who didn’t submit to the dichotomy of fame and walked out of big studio sequels to pursue ‘real art’ (read: Broadway) whilst losing family, friends and perhaps mind; hits all the right chords.
Birdman is this dog’s pick for the 2015 Academy Awards. I also ended up reading Raymond Carver’s collection of short stories – What we talk about when we talk about love (the protagonist of Birdman was attempting a Broadway production of the story). In one of the stories, I came across this thought on the perishability of the oft misquoted eternal love:
“There was a time when I thought I loved my first wife more than life itself. But now I hate her guts. I do. How do you explain that? What happened to that love? What happened to it, is what I’d like to know. I wish someone could tell me.”
On a recent sunkissed Sunday, I came across this pair of cat and dog, perhaps this is the love we need – maybe we need not talk when we talk about love. Sometimes it is not the promises but patience, not words but sweet nothings.
But then I’m just a dog, ignorant of the dynamics that drive these human relationships… anyways my cat is here and I must leave, for if there’s one thing I know it’s that a dog’s love is forever.
Update: Birdman takes home four Academy Awards including the Best Picture 🙂 And in perhaps the most endearing Oscar acceptance speech ever, one of the four writers of Birdman Nicolas Giacobone thanked his dog ‘Larry’. Give him another Oscar from us, please!