The main character is shown naked several times in his hospital room and his bedroom. We see his bare butt.
A couple is shown making out beside the beach. They are fully clothed.
A man grabs a woman’s breast and kisses her briefly.
A man and woman are in the front seat of a car. The woman lowers her dress and removes her bra, revealing her breasts. The man touches one of them briefly.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


People can hardly properly evaluate Foucault, the most influential philosopher since the 1960s. His thoughts radiate widely and go deep into western philosophy, literature, social science and other fields. His theory seems to be a reflection on theory and a discussion on different aspects of culture. Therefore, precise language can not summarize and include Foucault’s Theory, The more crazy language seems to be more convincing: Foucault, a non historical historian, an anti humanistic humanistic scientist, and an unstructured structuralist.

The hidden disadvantages of modern life can not escape Foucault’s sharp eyes. Imprisonment, psychosis, homosexuality and medicine are all the fields of Foucault’s research, but these seemingly marginal topics have just become the original driving force to promote social operation hidden in the most grass-roots level of society and the most sensitive and weak link of social power institutions in Foucault’s exposition. Therefore, Foucault’s theory is a mechanism analysis of social operation. But “bird man” can just be regarded as the film text of Foucault’s theory.

In Birdman, birds love birds by nature and dream of flying as freely as birds. The cruel war has bloody deprived a large number of birds of their lives in front of him. He began to refuse to talk to the human who killed birds and curled up his body like a wounded bird. Al, the young friend of Birdman, has all the hobbies of ordinary people, such as pursuing girls and loving *. However, he can understand the bird man and keep him company. After the bird man was put into the hospital, Al repeated the past events to the bird man every day in order to cooperate with the hospital’s treatment work – to restore the bird man to normal, in order to arouse the bird man’s memory and desire to talk to people. In the film, there are two completely different attitudes towards the strange nature of bird man. The representatives of these two attitudes are al and Weiss.

Weiss is the spokesman of the rational world. He appears as a doctor and tries to standardize the crazy world according to the rules of the civilized world. Al is a transition between rationality and irrationality. At first, he acted on behalf of the rational / civilized world to rescue the irrational / Crazy Bird Man – the difference between Wes and Al can be seen only from their different adjectives for bird man. Wes said bird man was “going crazy”, while al thought bird man was just “very special”. After repeated efforts, he found himself being assimilated by the bird man – the persuader was persuaded by the persuader. (the cruel memory of the war stimulated his nerves more and more strongly), he also began to curl his hands and feet and curl up like a wounded bird. Until later, he realized an unspeakable secret: “he said to the bird man, ‘if Wes knew what I was thinking, he would lock me up.'” at this time, he was already in the irrational and crazy world and couldn’t extricate himself. He even apologized to Birdman and said, “I shouldn’t have left you.”. But at this time, Wes no longer believed that Al would continue to punish the bird man according to his wishes. He had lost his role to him. In other words, Al had stood on the opposite side of the rational world. He was treated like a madman.

Let’s look at al’s reaction after he became a “madman”, that is, how he fought against the rational world. He also refused to talk to the human beings who killed themselves. However, unlike the bird man, he expressed his refusal by howling. When the nurse asked to talk to him with a gentle face, He said, “I’ve been talking since I came in, but no one will listen, even if they’re not crazy.” This sentence, in fact, is a solemn expression based on a complete set of value system formed by himself. He looks at the whole world around him with his sober, outstanding and pure natural vision, which is undoubtedly a world full of cruelty to others, neuroticism, depression and madness. To some extent, this is a more “rational” rejection, a positive rejection and a conscious choice.

“I don’t know if it’s me under those bandages. God, I don’t want a patchwork face.” This society exists at the cost of stifling ideals and real freedom, which is the theme of this film.

From the image, although it is not described as a prison, the hospital shown in the film is obviously a place for imprisonment. Birdman’s cabin is very much like a cell, and there is only a small skylight, so that he can see the blue sky outside. The window is so small that he can only stare in one direction, but the skylight is also covered with barbed wire that denies freedom. A ray of blue light from the skylight shrouded the curled bird man, which was his light of hope, and only this beam of light was waiting for the bird man.

The rolling clouds in the blue sky at the beginning of the film form a strong contrast with the overlapping paintings of dense barbed wire, which also gives the film a tragic color at the beginning. Bird man with its classic posture: toes hooked up like bird claws, tightly curled hands, naked, squatting on the bed railing like a baby, raising his head and looking out of the window, like a canary always ready and dreaming of flying high.

Birdman used his form against the environment in which he was imprisoned. The wild, uninhibited and wordless youth power shown by its strong body reveals a human existence that is born free and has been liberated. If these body postures imply their dreams, it is because these things especially publicize their unrecognized freedom.

Foucault said: people cannot confirm their sanity by confining their neighbors. How much courage it will take for the imprisoned person to always insist on confirming his faith without being subverted by another kind of madness. At least, Birdman’s madness is not a madness put into prison, but a madness put into darkness. In the dark, he can only communicate with the most secret and lonely things in his heart.

With this distinctive posture, the bird man wants to fight against a mechanism for the generation and exercise of power, a custom of taming special people as circus animals, so that everyone in the world has the so-called agreement of this posture rather than that posture. A whole set of “management” skills appeared since the 18th century, and prison is only one of its manifestations and its deformation in the field of punishment.

In the hands of Alan Parker, a director who is quite perceptive and has a deep sense of social responsibility, there have also been more direct intentional and symbolic films such as the lost wall, its postmodern way of complaining about modern life, and even more direct roar.

Art works in the modern world frequently break out from madness, which undoubtedly can not show the rationality of the world, the significance of these works, or even the connection and break between the real world and these artists.

“Where there are works of art, there will be no madness”, which is the most fundamental reason for the existence of bird man, a postmodern film text.

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