How do you reckon with a monolith? There's a monologue at the end of Whit Stillman's 1998 film The Last Days of Disco where a character in the early '80s speaks with the hindsight of a late '90s nostalgist that "Disco will never be over... Oh, for a few years -- maybe many years --…
Metropolitan Writer-director Whit Stillman’s charming 1990 feature debut about a chatty group of New York debutantes and their escorts, a group one of the characters dubs the UHBs (the Urban Haute Bourgeoisie), was an unlikely indie hit amid early ‘90s phenomena such as “Twin Peaks,” Nirvana and...
Like a scene from one of his movies, the director talks cocktails and cinema.
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In college, I was an RA at NYU's nerdiest dorm, an easy job made even easier by the fact that my residents spent all their time watching television. One unforeseen aspect of the gig, though, was holiday duty: Over winter break, RAs had to spend a few three-day shifts back ... More »
Barry Jenkins’ drama Moonlight and Whit Stillman’s comedy Love & Friendship each scored seven nominations from the UK’s leading film critics today. The 37th annual Critics’ Circle Film Awards also gave Maren Ade’s Toni Erdmann, which...Show More Summary
Reading the back matter to an edition of Jane Austen's “Northanger Abbey,” I stumbled across her concluded-but-unfinished novella “Lady Susan” — the title her nephew gave the story when he published it half a century after her death. At first glance, “Lady Susan” seemed slight and awkward, but...
Much like Whit Stillman adapting Jane Austen earlier this year, Into The Inferno—a documentary about volcanoes directed by Werner Herzog—seems like such a no-brainer that it’s hard to believe it didn’t already exist. Actually, this one...Show More Summary
Well, this is all a bit confusing! The young Jane Austen did write a novella called Love and Freindship [sic] reviewed here by Whispering Gums (who is an insightful guide to all things Austen) but this film by Whit Stillman … Continue reading ?
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Movie recommendations from critics Kenneth Turan, Justin Chang and other reviewers. Café Society Woody Allen’s new film, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart and Steve Carell, is of course funny but it also ends up, almost without our realizing it, trafficking in memory, regret and the fate...
WHIT STILLMAN DROPS BY THE RICOCHET PODCAST, with James Lileks, Rob Long, and Peter Robinson. Click here to listen.
Capone talks the destructive power of language and manners with LOVE & FRIENDSHIP writer-director Whit Stillman Read the full article on AICN Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here. Whit Stillman was so much a part of my ’90s filmgoing...Show More Summary
Whit Stillman discussed his new film and accompanying novel with the New Statesman. Car Seat Headrest visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance. Would you like to support Largehearted Boy? Here are a couple of ways you can...
Stillmans new movie, Love & Friendship, transports his softly spoken gladiatorial arena back to 1790s England.
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Whit Stillman didn’t always love Jane Austen. Actually, like Tom Townsend, the brainy Princeton freshman in “Metropolitan,” Stillman’s 1990 movie about young preppies navigating Manhattan’s débutante scene, he used to seriously dislike her. Show More Summary
Whit Stillman, writer and director of "Love & Friendship," had to finish what Jane Austen started.
One of the reasons why Whit Stillman’s new film, “Love & Friendship,” is so deeply satisfying is that he filmed it on his home turf. “Love & Friendship,” an adaptation of an early novel by Jane Austen that was published only posthumously (in 1871), is set in London and on rural English estates in the early nineteenth century. Show More Summary
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