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Noah Baumbach Tells All: 7 Things We Learned About His Craft During a Candid Tribeca Talk

Noah Baumbach Tells All: 7 Things We Learned About His Craft During a Candid Tribeca Talk
The Tribeca Film Festival has long boasted hot-ticket events under their “Tribeca Talks” banner, and last night’s hour-long discussion between filmmaker Noah Baumbach and his newly-minted star Dustin Hoffman (who leads the star-studded cast of Baumbach’s next film, the Cannes competitor “The Meyerowitz Stories”) was another insightful entry into one of their best series.

The pair took the stage at New York City’s own Bmcc Tribeca Performing Arts Center to chat about Baumbach’s life and work, and the surprising ways in which he’s changed and evolved as a filmmaker during his two-decade-long career. Her are the best bits (not including a small, but hilarious aside about how Baumbach initially bonded with fellow filmmaker Wes Anderson because they had the same notebook, the kind of detail even those two couldn’t make up).

Read More: Netflix Picks Up Noah Baumbach’s ‘The Meyerowitz Stories’ Starring Ben Stiller
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Exclusive: Listen To 3 Tracks From Dean Wareham & Britta Phillips' Score To Noah Baumbach's 'Mistress America'

Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips have been longtime musical collaborators with Noah Baumbach. Their former band Luna co-scored the director's "Mr. Jealousy," while contributing songs and music across many of his films since. And "Mistress America" (read our review) marks the second time the duo have been tasked with scoring a Baumbach picture, and they rise to the challenge. Read More: Watch: First Clip from Noah Baumbach's 'Mistress America' With Lola Kirke & Greta Gerwig Today we have an exclusive listen at three tracks from Wareham and Phillips score for the the film: the titular theme song, "Tracy & Tony," and "Tracy In New York." And the trio of tunes put the duo's trademark dream synths up front, bringing a vibrant energy to backdrop Baumbach's New York City tale. It's beautiful stuff, and with the soundtrack rounded out by tunes from Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Paul McCartney, Suicide,
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'Who's Smokin' The Reefer?'

'Who's Smokin' The Reefer?'
“You’ve got one minute, then I’m busy again.”

These are the words legendary filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich spoke to me as I stood on the set of his new movie, “Squirrels to the Nuts.” Unfortunately, I didn’t know I’d be talking to him at all at that moment. Was I supposed to get out my recorder, or was this just introductory chit chat? Regardless, I mumbled something about “The Sopranos” and sulked away.

And that would become my first experience on a movie set.

To Bogdanovich’s credit, he did respond to my “Sopranos” comment. In context, I mentioned that it had been so long since Bogdanovich’s last feature-length film -– 2001’s “The Cat’s Meow” -- that there's now an entire generation who know him only as Jennifer Melfi’s therapist. “As long as they know me,” he replied.

Let me back up a bit here.
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Indies For Everyone: How Small Movies Got Big in a Bloated Summer

During the summer of 1998, one of the two multiplexes in my modestly sized hometown devoted one of its sixteen screens to limited release films throughout the entire season. They showed a range of small, non-mainstream narrative works from that surprisingly indie-rich summer, including Darren Aronofsky’s Pi, Vincent Gallo’s Buffalo ’66, Wayne Wang’s Chinese Box, James Toback’s Two Girls and a Guy, Don Roos’s The Opposite of Sex, Whit Stilman’s The Last Days of Disco, Neil Labute’s Your Friends and Neighbors, and Mr. Jealousy, a film that almost nobody remembers Noah Baumbach made. Despite their nearby availability, I saw approximately zero of these films. I was thirteen years old, and my parents maintained their strict no-r policy. But it was enough for me that the names of these films showed up in the local paper, and that I saw their posters displayed through smudged plexiglass outside the box office as I bought
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Ranking The Films of Director Noah Baumbach

Witty, insightful and unapologetically New York, are just a few ways writer-director Noah Baumbach has been described. Born and raised in Park Slope, Brooklyn, Baumbach made his writing and directing debut with Kicking and Screaming, immediately drawing comparisons to both Woody Allen and Whit Stillman. Through his seminal film, he’s received an Academy Award nomination for his original screenplay The Squid and the Whale, and garnered critical acclaim for Margot at the Wedding and his recent black-and-white salute to the French New Wave, Frances Ha. We here at Sound On Sight are huge fans of the filmmaker, so we decided to rank his films from favourite to least favourite. Here are the results.

Note: Since only one writer voted for Highball, we’ve decided to not include a capsule review.

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6: Mr. Jealousy

After a debut Kicking and Screaming that was insightful, moving, and endlessly witty, Baumbach’s second
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Effervescent 'Frances Ha' Charms New York Film Festival

Effervescent 'Frances Ha' Charms New York Film Festival
Noah Baumbach owes the New York Film Festival a great deal of gratitude. Just ask Noah Baumbach.

"It's always really special to be at the New York Film Festival, and always a real privilege," Baumbach said at the New York premiere of his latest film, "Frances Ha," on Sunday night. "My first movie was here 17 years ago -- a movie called 'Kicking and Screaming.' That movie was produced by a straight-to-video company [Trimark] and I think they lost all confidence in it and were in the process of dumping it on video back when that was something that could happen. It was this festival that rescued it and accepted it and changed the course of that movie, and also really started my career."

Since "Kicking and Screaming," Baumbach has directed five films under his name, but "Frances Ha" might be his most liberating. ("Mr. Jealousy," "The Squid and the Whale,
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15 Great Films About Failing Relationships

After doing the rounds on VoD for a few weeks, where many of you will have seen it, Sarah Polley's "Take This Waltz" starts to roll out in theaters from tomorrow, and we can't recommend it enough; it's a messy, sometimes frustrating film, but a deeply felt, beautifully made and wonderfully acted one, and we named it last week as one of the best of the year so far. It is not, however, recommended as a date movie, fitting into a long cinematic tradition of painful examinations of broken, decaying, collapsing or dead relationships.

After all, it's one of the more universal human experiences; unless you get very lucky, everyone who falls in love will at some point have the wrenching experience of falling out of it, or being fallen out of love with. And when done best in film, it can be bruising and borderline torturous for a filmmaker and an audience,
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Top 8 actors that were huge in the 90s and what movie killed their career

Our favorite actors come and go as newer and younger stars replace them. This process happens every 10 to 20 years, while some actors continue to hold on strong well into their death. What we’ve got for you is a list of actors and actresses that were huge in the 1990s, but that are now ever hardly seen, and what movie killed their career. The list of actors and actresses we have for you below appear in random order, as the amount of “Fail” in each one of them is too great to rank.

Tom Sizemore

This guy was huge in the 1990s, no doubt. If you can think of a big movie from the 90′s, Tom Sizemore was probably in it. Just check out his list of films from that decade: Passenger 57 (1992), True Romance (1993), Wyatt Earp (1994), Natural Born Killers (1994), Strange Days (1995), Heat (1995), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Enemy of the State
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James Franco, Cate Blanchett Exit ‘While We’re Young’

Ben Stiller, Greta Gerwig, James Franco and Cate Blanchett were previously lined up for Noah Baumbach next project While We’re Young. Unpredicted scheduling issues prevented Gerwig from committing, and Just Jared reports that Franco and Blanchett have quit too.

Filming on “While We’re Young” was set to begin in New York in June, but Franco will be busy due to the scheduling clash with Sam Raimi’s Oz, the Great and Powerful in which he stars. Blanchett’s motivation is not specified, she pulled out after Franco’s departure but it possible has something to do with the production of The Hobbit, which starts filming later this month.

Comedian-actor Ben Stiller is still attached to the project and this isn’t the first time Baumbach has had in a hurry to complete cast list; “Greenberg” was originally set to star Mark Ruffalo and Amy Adams before Stiller and Greta Gerwig took the roles.
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James Franco and Cate Blanchett Drop Out of ‘While We’re Young’

There is still time to find the replacements. JustJared.com reported actors James Franco and Cate Blanchett dropped out of “While We’re Young” film before it starts filming in mid-June in New York City. Franco dropped out due to the scheduling conflict with Sam Raimi’s “Oz: The Great and Powerful,” in which he plays the lead role. Blanchett pulled out of the project after Franco’s departure, but it is not known for what reason. Maybe it has something to do with the production of “The Hobbit” films? Comedian-actor Ben Stiller is still attached to the project despite these departures. The film is about a free-spirited Booklynite twenty-something couple who inspires an uptight documentarian and his wife to loosen up – with comedic consequences. Director Noah Baumbach will helm the project. Baumbach and Stiller worked together previously in “Greenberg.” Baumbach has a unique comedic approach towards his movies. The
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James Franco and Cate Blanchett Drops Out of ‘While We’re Young’

There is still time to find the replacements. JustJared.com reported actors James Franco and Cate Blanchett dropped out of “While We’re Young” film before it starts filming in mid-June in New York City. Franco dropped out due to the scheduling conflict with Sam Raimi’s “Oz: The Great and Powerful,” in which he plays the lead role. Blanchett pulled out of the project after Franco’s departure, but it is not known for what reason. Maybe it has something to do with the production of “The Hobbit” films? Comedian-actor Ben Stiller is still attached to the project despite these departures. The film is about a free-spirited Booklynite twenty-something couple who inspires an uptight documentarian and his wife to loosen up – with comedic consequences. Director Noah Baumbach will helm the project. Baumbach and Stiller worked together previously in “Greenberg.” Baumbach has a unique comedic approach towards his movies. The
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Is Armond White’s Disdain For Noah Baumbach’s Films Rooted In Georgia Brown’s Critique Of “Chameleon Street”?

It’s Armond White day here on Shadow And Act… but this was too interesting to pass up.

A few days ago I received an email from Wendell B. Harris Jr, writer/director/star of Chameleon Street, referencing last year’s kerfuffle between White and the publicity team for Noah Baumbach’s Greenberg, which we covered on this blog. In case you missed it, in a nutshell, Armond White was barred from press screenings of Greenberg, by publicist Leslee Dart, who rejected White’s invitation to a screening of the movie, thanks to Armond’s alleged bias against and hostility towards not just Baumbach’s films, but Baumbach himself, essentially suggesting a personal vendetta on White’s part.

In Armond’s review of Baumbach’s 1997 film Mr. Jealousy, some interpreted his words to mean that he wished the filmmaker’s mother had aborted him!

And who is Noah Baumbach’s mother?
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Michael Fassbender to appear in “X Men: First Class”

By Roger Friedman

HollywoodNews.com: I told you some time ago — exclusively–that Michael Fassbender, hot as a pistol, had to choose between roles in the new “X Men” and “Spider Man.” I am told he has made his choice, and will appear in “X Men: First Class.” James McAvoy and Benjamin Walker are also cast in Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming blockbuster. All this news makes me want to see this movie before it’s even made!…

….Jake Paltrow, blue eyed younger brother of Gwyneth, has a secret. Shhhh. Paltrow, an accomplished director, is making a hush hush secret documentary with “Fantastic Mr. Fox” writer-director Noah Baumbach. They’re shooting in Los Angeles this week, after having shot in New York. Paltrow was spotted by yours truly this week at Lax touting a camera tripod off the baggage carousel. He won’t say what the film is about, or even
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White v. Hoberman: A Feud Ignites!

The latest skirmish in the ongoing feud between controversial New York Press film critic Armond White and Village Voice film critic J. Hoberman emerged in recent days with the publication of White's review of Noah Baumbach's latest, "Greenberg" and scathing summary of the past week. White - clearly inflamed by Hoberman's choice of reprinting White's controversial review of Baumbach's second feature "Mr. Jealousy" - posted an outspoken article where he addressed ...
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Armond White’s “Greenberg” Review Is Epic!

This could be right up there with some of his best work . As the title of this post suggests, it’s not just a review; it’s more like a dissertation on class and race within the industry, and the state of film criticism in this country, as he lays waste to Village Voice film critic J. Hoberman, Noah Baumbach’s Greenberg publicist, Leslee Dart, Noah Baumbach himself, and, oh yeah, he does review the film as well!

In case you’re just joining us… in a nutshell… this here Armond White review has been much-anticipated, thanks to Leslee Dart’s rejection of White’s invitation to a screening of the movie last week (read about it Here), inspired by White’s alleged dislike of not just Baumbach’s films, but Baumbach as well, highlighted by Hoberman’s digging up of White’s 1998 review of Baumbach’s Mr. Jealousy, which
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Baumbach's "Greenberg": Lost Souls Connect in Los Angeles

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Opposites attract in Noah Baumbach's "Greenberg," the fifth feature film from Noah Baumbach ("Margot at the Wedding," "The Squid and the Whale," "Mr. Jealousy," "Kicking and Screaming"). Brooklyn native Baumbach wrote the story with his wife Jennifer Jason Leigh and they set it in Los Angeles where they now live. But, it was inspired, in part, by Baumbach's yearning for home. Baumbach said he was struck by LCD Soundsystem's "New York, ...
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The Howling is the latest horror franchise to get a re-boot

Like Halloween and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Howling franchise is set to start over. The werewolf franchise that started in 1981 with The Howling and went on to have six sequels will have new life due to producers Joel Kastelberg (Sleep With Me, Mr. Jealousy) and Etchie Stroh (Stranger Than Fiction, Dancing At The Blue Iguana), who will be re-starting the franchise with The Howling: Reborn.

Read more on The Howling is the latest horror franchise to get a re-boot…
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'The Howling' to Be Reborn

A new moon is rising on The Howling franchise.

Producers Joel Kastelberg and Etchie Stroh, the latter of whom is associated with Moonstone Entertainment, are planning a re-launch of the werewolf movie franchise entitled The Howling: Reborn. According to Variety, the film is scheduled to begin shooting next February for a Halloween 2010 release.

The 1981 movie The Howling, which was directed by Joe Dante and scripted by John Sayles, is considered one of the better werewolf movies, along with An American Werewolf in London (also slated for a remake). No word if The Howling: Reborn will be a remake or have any ties to the original, which concerned a news anchor (played by Dee Wallace-Stone) whose stalker turns out to be a werewolf, and an isolated country resort full of other shape-shifting creatures.

Joe Nimziki, who previously worked as a marketing executive, will write and direct the new movie,
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Ben Stiller joins Noah Baumbach in new film

Noah Baumbach made one of my favorite rewatchable films ever … Kicking and Screaming. And no, I’m not talking about the Will Ferrell flick. So, because of that, I will always watch anything Baumbach does, even Mr. Jealousy and Highball.

Now comes word Baumbach is joining forces with Stiller.

Here’s the press release from Focus Features

Production began last week in Los Angeles on the untitled film starring Ben Stiller for writer/director Noah Baumbach, an Academy Award nominee for his original screenplay of The Squid and the Whale (which he also directed). Scott Rudin, an Academy Award winner as producer of No Country for Old Men, and Jennifer Jason Leigh are producing the movie, to which Focus Features holds worldwide rights. Focus CEO James Schamus made the announcement today.

Mr. Baumbach has written the original screenplay from a story conceived by Ms. Leigh and himself. At a crossroads in his life,
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