Over the next few weeks, Vulture will speak to the screenwriters behind 2014's most acclaimed movies about the scenes they found most difficult to crack. Which pivotal sequences underwent the biggest transformations on their way from script to screen? Today, we talked to Nicolas Giacobone and Alexander Dinelaris — who co-wrote Birdman with Armando Bo and the film's director, Alejandro González Iñárritu — about their film's meta centerpiece, which takes place within the play mounted by Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) as his artistic comeback.
We would have to say that one of the most — if not the most — difficult [scenes] to tackle was the "motel-room scene." It was a scene that was supposed to belong to a short story that inspired a play that is being performed in a film. (Don’t bother to read that again, just go with us here.)