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  1. Inarittu is beautiful because it can speak with a picture – and the visual does not require an unambiguous interpretation, it simply does not exist.�

    In “Birdman,” the director used the comet and medusa as a metaphor for the hero's bipolarity: “That's what this guy is all about. This is a person who one hour feels like a burning comet, and 30 minutes later-like a dead jellyfish. And that's his life.” This quote is also remembered onReddit, where we came to the conclusion that in Survivor, the comet is an Easter egg and a hint of the pettiness of our problems. �

    I have another suggestion. Traditionally, comets and other cosmic phenomena observed with the naked eye foreshadowed terrible troubles. A fireball flying in the sky is a sign of imminent wars, godlessness, and almost an apocalypse. Perhaps the comet at Inyarittu is a condemnation of the worlds described in the tapes by the author broadcasting from the position of God. Everyone at Birdman is obsessed with vanity, pride, a little bit of despondency, envy, and so on. In “Survivor” – greed, anger. � �

    For comparison, in Trier's Melancholy, the medieval fear of space is turned inside out – instead of succumbing to panic from an approaching planet, Justine's family sees the phenomenon as a funny performance, not sharing the girl's fears and caring about social rituals – a lavish wedding, dinner parties. Hence the parallel with the archaic, intuitive rite of prayer in the hut shown in the finale – the characters seem to return to their proper place of petitioners in the religious hierarchy, apologizing for likening themselves to God.

  2. Birdman and the Survivor are all dramas, some human actions lead to something and for some it is good, and for others it is bad, someone puts their life on the line, someone's career.

    Meanwhile, things are happening around us that happened before the appearance of humanity and will continue to happen after its disappearance.
    Cosmic bodies will fly around the stars, and stars will fly around the centers of galaxies.

    The world doesn't stop with human dramas. Nothing happens to the world if someone loses and someone wins, if someone dies or is born.

    Sometimes some cosmic visitor or cosmic phenomenon reminds humanity of this.
    A person sometimes notices this, and then turns his eyes to earth's “problems” and then arranges dramas, fights with someone, hates someone, gets food and reproduces.

  3. So I am concerned about this question.

    Inarittu seems to admire the work of director Andrey Tarkovsky. I haven't watched any of his films, but I did see a shot of the same meteor in one of them (yes, it's a meteor, not a comet).

    When I watched Birdman, I thought that the meteor, whose image was replaced by a “masquerade” on the stage of the theater, symbolizes the author's attack on modern “popcorn” culture. For some reason, I thought that the meteor was flying just at this “masquerade”. Don't know.

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