Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Quote of the Day

I know I've been yammering about Frances Ha ever since last fall when I saw it at the New York Film Festival, but here's the thing: I totally haven't gotten tired of it and so you should really just expect it to keep going. The yammering. But here's somebody yammering that really knows of which she speaks - it's Greta Gerwig! The Playlist chatted with her about the movie (there's also some talk about her two other projects coming up with Noah Baumbach, including that animated dog movie), which is doing boffo business as the indie antidote to the Summer Superheroes, and I liked this bit wherein she talks about the comparisons the movie gets to Lena Dunham's HBO series Girls:

"I love 'Girls' and I’m friends with Lena [Dunham] and I think it’s an amazing show. It’s so funny and so wonderful. I really would only be bothered by it if somebody said, 'Your movie reminds me of the show ‘Girls’ and I hate ‘Girls,’ therefore I hate your movie.' That would feel bad. But I think it’s nice, I love 'Girls.'

 I mean, there are ostensible similarities, but I also think in their hearts, they’re just different animals," Gerwig continued. "They almost exist in different universes to me, like they have a different worldview in a way. And I understand the comparison, but I also feel like I don’t. Some people want me to explain how mine’s different I feel like, I don’t like it, because I feel like it’s A) reductive to both and B) kind of not my job."

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