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Monday, November 30, 2015

Bob Edelstein writes on "The Existential Crisis of Birdman"

Bob Edelstein presents an existential crises embodied in Innaritu's 2015 movie "Birdman" starring Michael Keaton. In his article "The Existential Crisis of Birdman" on PsychologyToday Bob discusses the existential struggle to become your authentic self.
"As humans, we all struggle to understand both who we have been and who we want to be — a struggle which centers around accessing and expressing our present, authentic self and releasing aspects of our old self. I recently saw a powerful representation of this struggle in the movie Birdman. Riggan Thomson — played by Michael Keaton — is a former movie star known for his portrayal of the superhero icon, Birdman. The role, one he played 20 years ago, made Riggan a celebrity. His fans don’t want him to be anyone else. "
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