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(Front L-R) Greta Gerwig as Babette, Dean Moore/Henry Moore as Wilder and Adam Driver as Jack. (Back L-R) Raffey Cassidy as Denise, May Nivola as Steffie and Sam Nivola as Heinrich in "White Noise." P H OT O : N E T F L I X 43 W I N T E R Q 4 I S S U E F E A T U R E F orget raindrops on roses and whis- kers on kittens. Here are some of picture editor Matthew Hannam's fa- vorite things: Robert Altman's "The Long Goodbye," Michael Mann's "Thief," David Cronenberg's far-out adaptation of "Naked Lunch," Lawrence Kasdan's "Body Heat," the cinema of Chevy Chase, and the film scores of Danny Elfman. Hannam was born in Winnipeg, Mani- toba, but as a child of the 1980s, he avidly consumed movies and shows not only made in his own country but those produced in that big popular culture factory across the border: Hollywood. "I'm the cliché: kid watching movies in the basement," said Hannam, who put his wide and deep ap- preciation of pop culture to good use in his latest film, Oscar-nominated director Noah Baumbach's new phantasmagoria of com- edy, drama, suspense, and satire, "White Noise." Hannam recently sat down with CineMontage to talk about the movie — and 'We wanted a warm family story.' the many movies that informed its making. Based on the celebrated 1985 novel by the iconic American author Don DeLillo, the film stars Adam Driver as Jack Gladney, a professor who specializes in an arcane field at a college somewhere in middle America in the 1980s. Jack and his outwardly bubbly (and inwardly troubled) wife Babette (Greta Gerwig) are parents to a drove of children and stepchildren — including, most im- p o r t a n t l y, B a b e t te 's d a u g h te r f ro m a previous marriage, Denise (Raffey Cassidy) — who flit about their cramped suburban house and haunt the aisles of the nearby A&P supermarket. Over the course of the film, which Netflix released in theaters on Nov. 25 and which became available on the streaming service on Dec. 30, the Gladney family contends with several crises, including Babette's addiction to a strange drug, Dylar, and the emergence of a toxic cloud following a train crash. If both incidents compel Jack to

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