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KYLE SMITH ON THE ENDURING APPEAL OF WHIT STILLMAN’S METROPOLITAN ON ITS 25th ANNIVERSARY: What is so offbeat about Stillman’s film is the sense of fragility shared by his upper-class characters, who vaguely detect a harsh reality out there that is preparing to shut down their rituals. Stillman has said that the script was inspired […]

'Metropolitan's' socialite teens still have charms 25 years on

Twenty-five years after its initial release, writer-director Whit Stillman's Oscar-nominated debut feature, "Metropolitan," still has bubbly, elegant wit and indie micro-charms, its neurotic, navel-gazing Manhattan deb-society teens perhaps more like melancholy zoo animals now than flesh-and-blood...

“Metropolitan” and the Enduring Plight of the U.H.B.

A name jumps out from Whit Stillman’s first feature, “Metropolitan,” from 1990, with a historical power that virtually gashes the close-knit texture of its script and rends the poised canvases of its images: Averell Harriman.

Whit Stillman on Jane Austen, George Gershwin, and 8 Other Things That Influenced His Work

It's been 25 years since the garrulous "UHBs" of Whit Stillman's Metropolitan arrived on screens, paving the way for everything from Wes Anderson to Gilmore Girls. In the years since, Stillman has directed three more features (Barcelona, The Last Days of Disco, and Damsels in Distress), made a pilot for Amazon, and... More »

Movie Review: Whit Stillman’s hilarious high-society comedy Metropolitan returns to theaters

A title card at the beginning of Whit Stillman’s debut feature, Metropolitan, identifies the time period merely as “not so long ago.” At the time—the film was originally released in 1990—Stillman was looking back roughly 20 years, to the early 1970s; this 25th-anniversary re-release means that about 45 years have now passed. Show More Summary

Brian J. Smith To Star In ‘The Passing Season'; Whit Stillman’s ‘Metropolitan’ Back For 25th Birthday

Tony nominee Brian J. Smith, now one of the stars of Netflix’s original series Sense8, has signed on to star in The Passing Season, and indie drama from first-time director Gabriel Long. Rebecca Atwood is producing the pic, which begins...Show More Summary

Movie Review: L For Leisure is either a bad grad-school comedy or a really dry spoof of one

Is L For Leisure just a clumsy Whit Stillman imitation, a bunch of amateur actors trying and failing to satirize pretentious academia? Or is it something stranger entirely—a kind of spoof of that very genre, stilted and artificial on purpose? The second theory sounds awfully convenient, like Tommy Wiseau selling The Room as an intentional laugh riot. Show More Summary

Whit Stillman’s New TV Show Is Almost As Good As His Old Movies

For the third time now, Amazon is unleashing a new batch of pilots on the public. What started as a kind of cutesy gambit—watch all the shows and vote on which you like best! Pilot season in the hands of the people!—with a bunchShow More Summary

Help Raise Funds For An Automat... Documentary

One of the last movies to feature shots of a Horn & Hardart automat was Whit Stillman's Metropolitan, which came out in 1990, a year before the final automat shut down. That's not a bad run, considering the first one opened around 1912. [ more › ]

Newswire: Kate Beckinsale and Chloë Sevigny to star in Whit Stillman’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s Lady Susan

As reported by Deadline, the director and stars of 1998’s The Last Days Of Disco are getting back together, but this time it’s not for a romp around Manhattan’s nightclub scene in the early-’80s. Instead, it will be a romp around England’s...Show More Summary

Whit Stillman Reunites Beckinsale, Sevigny for Jane Austen Film

Whit Stillman fans know that the director counts Jane Austen (she of the indelible wit) as one of his major… Read More

Whit Stillman’s Jane Austen Movie Is Now a Last Days of Disco Reunion

Sixteen years after she starred in her first Whit Stillman period piece, Kate Beckinsale is making another one — she just signed on to star in the director's characteristically long-gestating Love & Friendship, an adaptation of Jane Austen's novella Lady Susan. (The movie's title comes from another Austen novella, confusing bookstore... More »

Kate Beckinsale, Chloe Sevigny, Whit Stillman Reteam For ‘Love & Friendship’ – Berlin

The Last Days Of Disco trio of director Whit Stillman and stars Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny is heading from the 1980s back to the 18th century for Love & Friendship. Shooting begins later this month in Ireland on Stillman’s adaptation of the Jane Austen novella, Lady Susan, which was published after her death. Show More Summary

Newswire: Amazon picks up Steven Soderbergh and Ben Watkins pilots, tells Whit Stillman to keep trying

Amazon is well into its third season as an Internet-based TV network, and that means it’s time to start deciding which new pilots will live and which ones will die. As of right now, according to Deadline, it has chosen two new shows to go to series, with one more being sent back to its desk to try again. Show More Summary

Amazon Picks Up ‘Hand Of God’ & ‘Red Oaks’ To Series, Orders More Scripts Of ‘The Cosmopolitans’

Amazon has given official series orders to drama Hand of God written by Ben Watkins and directed by Marc Forster as well as Steven Soderbergh's coming-of-age comedy, Red Oaks. Additionally, the company is keeping Whit Stillman's comedy The Cosmopolitans in contention with an order of additional scripts. Show More Summary

Whit Stillman: If racism is not socially acceptable, why is class prejudice?

Stillman on "The Cosmopolitans," bigotry, and why he thinks his critics have a chip on their shoulder

Americans in Paris: Whit Stillman and The Cosmopolitans

The Cosmopolitans, pilot episode, August 2014 (Amazon Studios via Amazon Instant Video) The first episode of Whit Stillman's The Cosmopolitans is now available online. Part of the third season of Amazon Studio's television pilots, The...Show More Summary

The Bickering IS What’s Happening: Two Interviews with Whit Stillman

Whit Stillman speaking with actor Freddy Asblom while shooting The Cosmopolitans in Nanterre, outside Paris. Photos by David Koskas/Amazon Studios Last week, in my parents’ dining room in South Carolina, I Skyped with filmmaker Whit Stillman. Show More Summary

Introducing Whit Stillman's New Show The Cosmopolitans, Premiering Today

  Filmmaker Whit Stillman is taking a stab at the small screen—nearly a quarter century after his first feature film, Metropolitan, he's created a series for Amazon's new season. [ more › ]

New Amazon Pilots Are Live, See Shows From Whit Stillman, David Gordon Green, and Marc Forster

Amazon’s third pilot season is open for business, and you can now watch new shows from directors such as Whit Stillman, David Gordon Green, and Mark Forster. Stillman’s pilot, The Cosmopolitans, is already getting great buzz; Green’s, Red Oaks, considerably less so. Show More Summary

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