Noah Baumbach

I saw a screening tonight of While We’re Young, Noah Baumbach’s new film, due to be released in 10 days. It’s a funny, fast-moving film peripherally about documentary film-making but mostly about aging and the poignant allure of youth (in this case a young Brooklyn hipster-y couple) to those entering middle-age (in this case a childless, somewhat directionless couple whose biggest thrill comes from Googling information on their iPhones).

In answering the question “How do other films influence your work?” he explains in the clip I filmed below that the black socks with brown shoes worn by Robert Redford’s character in ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN had “a real impact” that influenced his film THE SQUID AND THE WHALE. He doesn’t explain the impact further but the comment elicited a chuckle from the crowd.

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