Noah Baumbach is an Academy Award-nominated writer and director of the films Kicking and Screaming, Margot at the Wedding, and The Squid and the Whale.
A Novel Approach
Baumbach's literary childhood stood him well in writing and directing Greenberg/em>. He explains in the video “Noah Baumbach Takes A Novel Approach”, “I wanted to do something I associate more with American novels––writers like Philip Roth, or John Updike or Saul Bellow. Is there a cinematic version of this, without doing an adaptation? To really attack a character piece as a film?"