Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig Search for Happiness


I think the trailer for “Frances Ha” looks awful, but I guess they’re going after Lena Dunham’s fan base. At any rate, reading about Baumbach’s newly adopted, stripped down digital filmmaking process is pretty exciting. 

It reminds of Robbe-Grillet saying that he never made a movie that cost more than (10 grand? 50? 100? I don’t remember) because as soon as you lose money for an investor, you’ll have a bitch of a time making that next one, and if you do, people will feel entitled to meddle. I don’t remember where I read that, or if I making the bulk of it up. 

My  bullshitting speaks to a deeper truth.