Greta Gerwig, the face of mumblecore and the star and co-writer of Frances Ha, recently stopped by the studio to talk about the newest-oldest trend in movies: black-and-white. As is 360’s custom, after the interview, I asked her to leave a souvenir in the form of a cultural snapshot. ...
Gerwig discusses Frances Ha, the film’s music, and some of her favorite songs in her Pick Three.
In this episode: In the new film Frances Ha, Greta Gerwig dances through the streets of New York to David Bowie’s “Modern Love.” The filmmaker and actress talks about picking the music for that pivotal scene – and about being a longtime David Bowie superfan.
Plus: Composer Marco Beltrami talks about the best way to create a soundtrack for the zombie apocalypse: Using skulls as percussion instruments. We hear the music that he wrote for the film World War Z.
And: Although it might look like it, Argentinean musician JP Jofre doesn’t play the accordion. He plays the bandoneón, a member of the concertina family. We find out all about it when he plays live.
Greta Gerwig was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently, along with director Noah Baumbach, to talk about co-writing and starring in the film "Frances Ha." She also told us that she's a fan of musical theater. Find out what else Greta's a fan of!
Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig talk about their film “Frances Ha,” which they co-wrote, Baumbach directs, and Gerwig stars in, playing the title role. It’s a coming-of-age film centered on Frances, an aspiring dancer who is drifting in New York between college and full adulthood, coping with shifting friendships and life expectations.