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An Intriguing Challenge to Test Your Understanding of 'Marriage Story'

Jaya Bhattacharya Nov 23, 2020
Academy Award winning movie 'Marriage Story' follows the life of an about-to-be divorced couple and their take on family post separation.
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Noah Baumbach, writer & director of Marriage Story, wanted to tell a love story in the context of a divorce using his past relationship with Jennifer Jason Leigh as a template.
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Nora Fanshaw, Laura Dern's character was inspired by famous Los Angeles attorney, Laura Wasser, who represented Dern and Scarlett Johannson during their respective divorces.
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Being Alive" is a song from the musical "Company" by George Furth with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.Towards the end of the movie, Adam Driver's character, Charlie, is in a piano bar with his friends and then decides to sing out the tune.
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Noah Baumbach's "Marriage Story"  filming started on January 15, 2018, and lasted for 47 days through April 2018, taking place in New York City and Los Angeles.
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Early in her career, Scarlett Johansson's character in the film, Nicole, starred in a hit teen adult comedy called "All Over The Girl."
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Though the film is a dramatization of one of Baumbach's relationships falling apart,his current relationship with Greta Grewig proved to be a big help in making the movie.
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This movie was  nominated for Best Original Screenplay  in the BAFTA and Academy Award  ceremonies. This profound line was said when Scarlett Johansson's character Nicole landed a part in a television pilot.
She wanted Charlie to congratulate her and recognize the little bit of 'Earth' that was hers amidst of all his achievements.
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Nicole and Charlie's eight-year-old son. Henry Barber, played by Azhy Robertson, was cast as Ilia in The Americans season 6.
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Noah Baumbach based his 2005 movie 'The Squid and the Whale' from a child's perspective. However, the movie Marriage Story was based on a more matured perspective.
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Only towards the end of her marriage, when Nicole recognised her own identity slipping away, did Nicole find courage to make a choice to fight for it. Surprisingly, when Noah Baumbach approached Scarlett Johansson about the project, he was not aware that she herself was going through a divorce at the same time.
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Marriage Story nabbed six Golden Globe nominations,three SAG Awards and Eight mentions from the Critic's Choice Awards. Laura Dern took home the award for best supporting actress at all three.
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Noah Baumbach finished writing the script in 2017 and approached David Heyman, a British producer who made the Harry Potter films and Gravity. They both had never worked with each other before.
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The movie is a beautifully written script, exceptionally directed, heart-breaking, hilarious, and realistic; all at the same time.
Noah Bauchman has an innate talent for bringing these personal stories to life on the screen in a way that draws you in and keeps you there. A tale of love that will pull the strings of your heart and play a melodious tune.