Rex Reed Questions Birdman’s Broadway Sense

As is Rex Reed’s wont, the film critic has dumped all over two of this fall’s most acclaimed movies – Gone Girl and Birdman. In the case of the Michael Keaton film, Reed noticed something rather surprising:

The result is a train wreck without a shred of continuity, a hashtag that doesn’t even get the geography right. The action takes place inside a real Broadway theater, the St. James, which is a musical house on West 44th St. But when they leave the stage door, the actors are next door to the Edison Hotel, which is actually on 47th St.


This sounds indeed like a continuity mistake, e.g. a brain freeze by the people in charge of making sure each separately shot scene connects seamlessly. At press time, the three-block jump is not listed on Birdman‘s Movie Mistakes page. As a courtersy, we’ve alerted our webmaster pal there, Jon Sandys.

Previously on FishbowlNY:
Michael Keaton Talks Birdman, Oscars

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@hollywoodspin Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.