Lots Of Squids In The News This Week


Noah Baumbach's latest film, The Squid And The Whale, gets the full court press this week in the Voice, not surprising since it's full of auteur-y Voice-y hooks (like Baumbach's mother Georgina Brown was a longtime film critic for the paper). Anyway, the film, as you know, is basically about Baumbach's parents' divorce in the mid-80's:

"I did make sure I kept an emotional connectionóthat's why Jeff [Daniels] is wearing my dad's clothes and I used my mom's real books," Baumbach says. "It's all blurred; I don't know anymore what's real and what's not. You can fictionalize something and make it more emotionally real than the actual true thing would be."
Arrested Development: Noah Baumbach revisits the fallout of a boho Brooklyn divorce [vv, jessica winter]
Appreciating 'Squid' Director's Film-Critic Mom [vv, rob nelson]
Killer Whale: Noah Baumbach's Ink-Stained Memoir [vv, j. hoberman]

Related: "Clash Of The Titans" diorama at the AMNH: "No one has ever seen a giant squid alive in its natural habitat..." [amnh.org]
Until this week, of course [nat geo]

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