Thursday, April 12, 2012

Whit Stillman Returns


I'm excited that Whit Stillman has finally released a new film, "Damsels in Distress,"  after a 14-year hiatus.


Stillman often explores the world of privileged youth, with loquacious dialogue peppered throughout. Believe me, though, I'm not complaining about the wordiness of his films. I rather like it.

His first film, "Metropolitan," focused on the world of Manhattan debutantes during the high-deb season, Christmastime in New York.


 His next film was "Barcelona"


...which was then followed by "The Last Days of Disco."

Are you a fan of Whit Stillman? If so, which film is your favorite?

We're closing in on the weekend, friends. Hang in there.
Images from The New York Times and IMDb

6 comments:

LPC said...

This makes me want to have a Stillman marathon this weekend!

Main Line Sportsman said...

I own a dvd of Metropolitan....wonderful movie.

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

I am going to get these books. I really think I would love them, Jen!
Hope that all is well in your world.
Teresa
xoxo

Renée Finberg said...

i need to see the last days of disco!!!


xxx

Tiffany from HOLIDAY said...

very interesting. i recorded metropolitan once and thought i'd connect since i lived on the upper east side, however, i didn't last long through it. and somehow i missed watching the last days of disco. i'll look out for this.

j.mosby said...

I own all of the Stillman DVDs Metropolitan is my favorite!