We all have these notions of cool that come about at different points in our lives, and it's interesting in how it evolves or doesn't evolve in different people.

Noah Baumbach

Noah Baumbach

Profession: Film Director
Nationality: American

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I know people who are incredibly successful who still dress the way they did when they were 18, just because they still think that's how they look good.

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.

When I start a movie, there will be certain films that I watch again just because the vibe seems right.

I'm interested in music as an extension of character.

Dance is a profession with an expiration date for many people.

I like shooting in New York because I have such a connection to the city. I have so many memories there.

Peter Bogdanovich is a good friend.

Other people have worked with big studios and maintained control over their movies. I see no reason why it wouldn't work for me.

When you find yourself on the Internet when you're supposed to be writing, you've already lost. It's even beyond procrastination when you end up on the Internet.

I've definitely been in situations where I could tell someone was interested in me, but I could tell they were insulting me in some passive/aggressive way, so I felt bad about myself at the same time.

I think if we taped a lot of families that claim to be relatively normal, you'd be surprised when you hear some of the things said.

I try to procrastinate, if I can, productively, like I'll work on something else as procrastination. Or I take a walk. Because often I find, if you get out, more things come to you.

Truffaut loved Hitchcock.

Even fairly serious moviegoers can't shake this shadow of the corporate world.