1. Director Noah Baumbach tells Terry Gross why he decided to shoot Frances Ha in black in white:

I wanted to shoot in New York again and I didn’t really articulate a reason beyond that except that shooting that way in New York helped me … see the city with new eyes, I think. Also there was something about black and white that makes the movie almost immediately nostalgic. It’s a very contemporary story and Frances is such a contemporary character. … [Y]ou never know that moment when [something is] over and I think that black and white in some ways sort of underscores that. It adds this sort of sense of past to something that’s happening very much in the present.”

Image of Greta Gerwig (right) as Frances and Mickey Sumner as Sophie in Frances Ha View in High-Res

    Director Noah Baumbach tells Terry Gross why he decided to shoot Frances Ha in black in white:

    I wanted to shoot in New York again and I didn’t really articulate a reason beyond that except that shooting that way in New York helped me … see the city with new eyes, I think. Also there was something about black and white that makes the movie almost immediately nostalgic. It’s a very contemporary story and Frances is such a contemporary character. … [Y]ou never know that moment when [something is] over and I think that black and white in some ways sort of underscores that. It adds this sort of sense of past to something that’s happening very much in the present.”

    Image of Greta Gerwig (right) as Frances and Mickey Sumner as Sophie in Frances Ha

  2. Fresh Air

    Interviews

    Noah Baumbach

    Greta Gerwig

    Frances Ha