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

Noah Baumbach

Noah Baumbach

Profession: Film Director
Nationality: American

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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.

I was late to the Knicks. My dad was a big fan. But I first started watching baseball; I became a Red Sox fan. My dad was a Mets fan. I wanted to have my own team and league.

'Frances Ha' is the closest final product to what I had in my head of any movie I've made. I'm not entirely even sure why that is.

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.

We expect forty-year-olds to have grown up at some point, and to be engaged and adult and take responsibility, and doing nothing would seem to go against that.

Truffaut loved Hitchcock.

I'm a huge proponent of therapy and analysis, but it's something that, in a nonprofessional way, can be abused.

I've had times in my life when I really haven't been able to figure myself out.

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

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

It's funny, I'm very analytical in my real life, but in terms of my films, I try to not analyze them at all and let things just go into them and let them be what they are. I mean, people ask me to this day what 'The Squid and the Whale' stood for, and I have no idea except that it's an exhibit in the Natural History Museum.

My dad was a great movie companion. He wouldn't diminish 'The Jerk.' If I liked it, he liked it. He could see it through my eyes.

I'm interested in the way major events don't necessarily announce themselves as major events. They're often little things - the drip, drip of life that changes people or affects people.