But "Tiny Furniture" shouldn't be lumped with dreary autobiographical examples of DIY cinema. Dunham is a real moviemaker. During an interview she did with me for tomorrow's Live, she was perceptive and funny about all her characters. Though she downplayed her sense of craft, she happily confessed that she and her cinematographer, Jody Lee Lipes, studied scenes from Woody Allen's "Annie Hall" and "Manhattan" before they shot "Tiny Furniture." They wanted to see how Allen and his cinematographer, Gordon Willis, "shot movies about small problems and neurotic characters that felt a little more grand." Dunham chose a wide-screen, 2.35 to 1 aspect ratio and lit the film to mimic real life – as Dunham put it, "Like when you put on make up so it looks like no make up." That's hard to do when you're shooting in an apartment with white walls. But they did it.