“I’ve always viewed life as material for a movie,” The Squid and the Whale director Noah Baumbach says to N.Y. Times profiler Deborah Solomon, and thereby flashing his hard-core obsessive filmmaker credentials. “I am sure there will be a backlash against The Squid and the Whale,” he also says, “but I am hoping it doesn’t kick in for at least three months. I do like having books on my shelves. I do value that life. I love Bob Dylan. And I love Philip Roth. I am reading ‘The Professor of Desire’ now, which is about the great Philip Roth struggle between being the good boy and being the bad boy. I have to remind myself to sit because my joints ache…I am the sort of person who is too anxious to sit down.” This settles it…anyone who frets and suffers and can’t sit down gets my vote.