Birdman Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Birdman by Antonio Sanchez.
At a glance:
28 minutes of score
Geek Score: 67.5
Total Minutes Of Excellence: 0
Album Excellence: 0%
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Birdman is the comedy drama everyone is talking about these days about a washed-up actor who once played an iconic superhero that must overcome his ego and family troubles to reclaim his past glory through a broadway play. People are talking Oscar nominations here and director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and composer Antonio Sanchez have gone with a score unlike any other. Yes, this is as unique as they come really. There’s hardly any other instrument used than the drum. That’s right, this is an almost all-out percussion score. Interesting, no?
It’s a brave thing to do, but drums can be very efficient in movies played on it’s own, but a whole movie like that? This makes me even more curious about the movie. I love percussion, I really do, but do I want to sit through a whole album of it? Well turns out I did and I did enjoy some of it and thought it was very interesting. I probably wouldn’t go out of my way to listen to this again, but who knows?