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White Noise (2022, D: Baumbach) S: Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig - Netflix

Don DeLillo’s rarely been adapted for film and Noah Baumbach’s never adapted a novel*. Does that make them certain bedfellows? Well, no, probably not even a little bit—different fixations, ways of weighing the world, and, I think most crucially, senses of humor. Which could be just the stuff for a worthwhile moment in time and good reason Baumbach is, confirming rumors that have swirled for months, adapting DeLillo’s seminal novel White Noise. Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig will star, Netflix produces, and per a Production Weekly listing (filtered via Jason Osia on Twitter), production commences in June.

A campus satire / oddball marriage comedy / horror story about industrialization, White Noise concerns Jack Gladney (that’ll be Driver), professor of Hitler studies at the university referred to only as (again: campus satire) The-College-on-the-Hill. His life as teacher of Hitler, husband to Babette (Gerwig), and father to four children / stepchildren is torn asunder by “the Airborne Toxic Event,” a cataclysmic train accident that casts chemical waste over his town. Plot, par for DeLillo, is more a texture within his melange of language—its phonetics as read, its aesthetics as presented on the page—cultural history, bone-dry humor, and paranoia about the world at large. It was also defined by the culture endemic to its 1985 publication. How or if Baumbach shifts that is already of paramount interest.
https://thefilmstage.com/noah-baumba...erwig-to-star/
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re: White Noise (2022, D: Baumbach) S: Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig - Netflix

I thought for a moment this was a thread about the Michael Keaton movie.
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re: White Noise (2022, D: Baumbach) S: Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig - Netflix

In addition to this, Baumbach signed an exclusive Netflix deal:
https://deadline.com/2021/01/noah-ba...N37fnZ6EAKWL2w
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Based on the book by Don DeLillo, a film by Noah Baumbach, starring Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig, WHITE NOISE coming soon to select theaters and Netflix.

At once hilarious and horrifying, lyrical and absurd, ordinary and apocalyptic, White Noise dramatizes a contemporary American family's attempts to deal with the mundane conflicts of everyday life while grappling with the universal mysteries of love, death, and the possibility of happiness in an uncertain world. Based on the book by Don DeLillo, written for the screen and directed by Noah Baumbach, produced by Noah Baumbach (p.g.a) and David Heyman (p.g.a.). Produced by Uri Singer.
This was, apparently, a troubled production and the budget ballooned to $140mil+. It premieres at Venice next week.
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Re: White Noise (2022, D: Baumbach) S: Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig - Netflix

Looks interesting but I find Baumbach to be…tedious as a filmmaker. However good they may be, I struggle to enjoy his movies.
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Reviews starting to come in from Venice: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/white_noise_2022
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This is out on Friday.



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Individual sequences are incredibly well done and the aesthetic is fantastic but the movie itself is just alright - the third act in the motel goes on far too long but is salvaged by the German Nun.

Adam Driver looks a lot like Steve Coogan in this.
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Re: White Noise (2022, D: Baumbach) S: Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig - Netflix

Originally Posted by RichC2
Individual sequences are incredibly well done and the aesthetic is fantastic but the movie itself is just alright - the third act in the motel goes on far too long but is salvaged by the German Nun.

Adam Driver looks a lot like Steve Coogan in this.
I agree with everything you said. I might go back to this just to watch individual scenes instead of the whole thing.
The evacuation section felt very early Spielbergian to me, and the motel sequence felt very David Lynch.
My main complaint is about the size of the font in the closing credits. I understand they didn't want to cover up the marvelous sequence, but I shouldn't have to kneel an inch from my TV screen for them to be legible. Seems like a bit of a "fuck you" to the team.
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Re: White Noise (2022, D: Baumbach) S: Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig - Netflix

This was my intro to Noah Baumbach. Had no idea what it was till yesterday. Really liked it.

The current trend of brisk climactic violence seems to be in right now. Eventually it’ll get old. But I’ll accept it for now.
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Seems like Adam Drive is channeling Nicolas Cage with his performance.
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Had the book on my big list of books to read, and considering the reviews for the movie aren't very good - I think I'll read the book first.
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I’m a huge Baumbach fan, so of course I loved this. Adam Driver gives a very interesting performance.

The dialogue is rapid fire, kinda pretentious, but often clever and funny. It does sort of feel like a mashup of 3 movies and it’s a bit messy.

I loved the first 35 minutes but felt like some looong sequences after that could have been trimmed some.

There are a lot of film critics who still rated this high. But mainstream audiences would likely hate it.
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Re: White Noise (2022, D: Baumbach) S: Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig - Netflix

I'm not exactly sure what I just watched. Moments of brilliance ... moments of mundanity ... and moments of just moments.

Re: the Spielbergian nature of the evacuation scene ... down to a direct homage to Close Encounters of the Third Kind (the monkey).

The evacuation from the camp turned into a parody of disaster/action movies, followed by National Lampoon's Apocalyptic Vacation. I have to admit though,
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Driver steering the car as they went down the river
had me in tears for several minutes.

There were parts of this I could watch over an over. There were parts of this that were nonsensical and up its own ass. At times I felt like it was the "slow" cousin of The Dead Don't Die, but I think that is giving it too much credit. It was like six different movies packed into 2 1/4 hours with a minute amount of connective tissue and no real point. Rather, the point being there was no point.

To steal a line: At the end of the day, it can be said that Noah Baumbach made a movie.
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One of the few movies I couldn’t get through. Pretentious bullshit. And the oldest daughter looked like Daniel Radcliffe in drag.
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One of the few movies I couldn’t get through. Pretentious bullshit. And the oldest daughter looked like Daniel Radcliffe in drag.
Wife and I just watched this. We both agree it went from interesting to boring.
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A bit topical with the toxic train crash in Ohio.
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Resident of East Palestine was actually an extra in the movie:

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