Go Into The Story Script Reading & Analysis: Birdman

This week, we have been reading, analyzing, and discussing the script and movie Birdman, written by Alejandro González Iñárritu & Nicolás Giacobone & Alexander Dinelaris & Armando Bo.

IMDb plot summary: A washed-up actor, who once played an iconic superhero, battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career and himself in the days leading up to the opening of his Broadway play.

Scene-By-Scene Breakdown
Major Plot Points
Sequences
Themes
Takeaways

For my 7-part series on How to Read a Screenplay, go here.

30 Days of Screenplays [2013]

30 Days of Screenplays [2014]

Years ago, I came up with this mantra: Watch movies. Read scripts. Write pages. A link to my reflections on that here.

Cannot emphasize enough the importance of reading movie scripts.

Our next script analysis is for the movie Nebraska. That begins on Monday, August 24. You may download a PDF of the script here.

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