“Marriage Story” editor, Jennifer Lame, ACE, has collaborated with filmmaker Noah Baumbach on six projects. His latest, the character driven drama on marriage and divorce, releases soon to Netflix streaming. In a new clip, Lame discusses some of the centralized efforts that play into keeping the film balanced and nuanced.
“Marriage Story” is Baumbach’s portrait of a marriage breaking up and a family staying together. The film stars Golden Globe nominee Scarlett Johansson and Academy Award nominee Adam Driver in what look to be some of the most critical acting performances this awards season. Laura Dern, Alan Alda, and Ray Liotta co-star with an original score from Randy Newman.
“The themes of a relationship, you kind of have to go back and forth. It’s just the way Noah wrote it. Even when I’m editing the scenes, I keep making sure that the editing still reflected that sentiment,” says Lame in the video.
Lame was editor on previous works, including “Manchester By the Sea,” “Tyrel,” “Paper Towns” and “Hereditary.” Working with Baumbach, she has edited “Frances Ha,” “Mistress America,” “While We’re Young” and “The Meyerowitz Stories.” Lame is also in post-production from editing Christopher Nolan’s much awaited thriller, “Tenet.”
“Marriage Story” won big at the Gotham Awards on Monday, taking the prizes for Best Feature, the Audience Award, and wins in Screenplay for Noah Baumbach and Best Actor for Adam Driver.
“Marriage Story” is produced by Heyday Films and Netflix. It opened in limited release Nov. 6 and releases onto Netflix streaming Dec. 6.