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The Quick Explanation
White Noise is a meditation on mortality, specifically the fear of death, known as Thanatophobia. It’s something people deal with privately, in their own ways. This fear of death is the narrative motivation for the airborne toxic event. Instead of mortality simply being an issue discussed by Jack and Babette, it becomes a very front-of-mind issue for an entire Ohio town. We see how death motivates a large group of people. The way in which they come together. The selfish things they do that harm others. Part of the conversation turns to how we forget about mortality. Whether that’s through a pill, or work, an attachment to consumerism, or simply enjoying the highs of life while they’re available to us.
- Jack Gladney – Adam Driver
- Babette Gladney – Greta Gerwig
- Denise Gladney – Raffey Cassidy
- Heinrich Gladney – Sam Nivola
- Steffie Gladney – May Novila
- Wilder Gladney – Henry Moore/Dean Moore
- Murray Siskind – Don Cheadle
- Mr. Gray – Lars Eidinger
- Winnie Richards – Jodie Turner-Smith
- Elliot Lasher – André Benjamin
- Based on the novel by – Don DeLillo
- Written by – Noah Baumbach
- Directed by – Noah Baumbach
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