Peter Bogdanovich is a good friend.

Noah Baumbach

Noah Baumbach

Profession: Film Director
Nationality: American

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It's kind of major, learning to drive. I feel like it kicked up other stuff in my life.

I feel a real connection to Brooklyn, certainly, because I spent 20 years of my life there, but I don't think of myself as a Brooklyn artist any more than I think of myself as a male artist.

I think anxiety is dangerous, but it makes you think it's your friend.

It's always really special to be at the New York Film Festival, and always a real privilege.

I think all my movies are about transitions to some degree.

Wes Anderson grew up in Houston, and he and I talk about Manhattan in similar ways, as a kind of fantasy world.

I watch movies all the time, so it's hard to pick certain specific directors that have inspired me in the aggregate.

When I make a movie, I have both a specific and vague, amorphous dream idea of what the movie is going to be. Of course, I don't actually know what it's going to be, but I'm still striving to get to some place with it.

A lot of black-and-white films generally have a color version that will be used for TV.

I don't know any writer of fiction who enjoys trying to point out or dissect whatever they produced with strangers and let them go through it and pick apart what's real and what isn't.

You can be aware that something is idiosyncratic, and give it to a character, but keep doing it.

To this day, I have people I might meet who will make assumptions about my life based on fictional elements of 'The Squid And The Whale.' But I think that's par for the course if you make something that feels kind of real.

The real achievement of Woody Allen was that he was making movies that felt very personal, and for a whole group of people, it spoke to them. Then he became an archetype, like Groucho Marx or Chaplin.

Being articulate, my parents could make anything sound reasonable.