Sometimes the inspiration for a film isn’t as obvious as it may first seem. Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected),” for example, centers on two brothers (Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller) and a sister (Elizabeth Marvel) who are trying to find peace with their highly opinionated and brusque father (Dustin Hoffman). Like much of Baumbach’s work, it feels semi-autobiographical, but it was actually an idea that he fostered over a decade ago while working on what eventually became his breakthrough film, “The Squid and the Whale.” “It's not like I thought, ‘Oh, I'm always going to revisit that initial concept.’ I wasn't thinking that consciously,” Baumbach says. “But clearly, for whatever reason, I wasn't really ready to write it then and then it sort of resurfaced, but resurfaced also with other things, which is I guess how this generally happens for me when I have an idea for a movie.” Netflix Grace Van Patten and Adam Sandler in Director Noah Baumbach's "The Meyerowitz Stories." Grace Van Patten and Adam Sandler in Director Noah Baumbach's "The Meyerowitz Stories." (Netflix) Those “other things” started with tackling that period where people often see themselves as both a parent to your parent as well as their child. And, almost as important, Baumbach wanted to chronicle the often surreal experience of being in a hospital that he hadn’t seen on the big screen. Experiences with medical professionals are a constant, but the filmmaker still found a perspective rarely explored in modern media. “I kind of always thought, the hospital became kind of a stand-in for the parental figure,” Baumbach says. “It's like you want to believe this place is there to take care of you and has your best interest in mind, and what you're discovering at every turn is that it has its own logic. It doesn't revolve around you. I think that's also a discovery the siblings have about their own father, too, is that he's not going to change. This is the person that they have in their life.” Another key theme Baumbach wanted to explore in the October release was success and how people define what that is. In the film, Harold Meyerowitz (Hoffman) is introduced as a notable artist of