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Venice: Noah Baumbachs Fest Opener White Noise Gets Warm Reception

The planet premiere of Noah Baumbachs White Noise received a warm reception because the opening-night film of the Venice Film Festival.

The Venice gala audience gave the film a three-minutestanding ovation, with big cheers for lead Adam Driver specifically. The first-ever Netflix film to open the worlds oldest festival seemed to amuse and amaze in equal measure.

The film adapted from Don DeLillos breakout novel (the initial film from Baumbach not predicated on their own original idea) tells the colorful and eccentric tale of university professor and well-respected expert in Hitler studies, Jack Gladney (Adam Driver), and his wife, Babette (Greta Gerwig). Both grapple with worries about death, fears only exacerbated carrying out a catastrophic nearby chemical explosion that pollutes the air.

Alongside Driver and Gerwig, Raffey Cassidy, Andr Benjamin, Jodie Turner-Smith and Don Cheadle also star in the Netflix feature, which lands in Venice just 3 years after Baumbach and Drivers last collaboration with the streamer, 2019s Marriage Story.

Early in the day at the press conference for White Noise, Baumbach said that hed started re-reading DeLillos novel in the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and was surprised by how relevant it felt and how relevant it felt to as soon as.

Baumbach also commented on the brand new LCD Soundsystem track that plays in the films closing scene, a dance sequence in the supermarket, and how hed gotten James Murphy to generate it.

I told James, essentially, write the song you’ll have written in the event that you were writing music in 1985, and write an extremely catchy, fun song about death.

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