Whit Stillman

  • Whit Stillman – The Last Days of Disco (1998)

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    The Last Days of Disco (1998)
    The Last Days of Disco (1998)

    Roger Ebert wrote:
    “The Last Days of Disco” is about people who would like to belong to the kinds of clubs that would accept them as members. It takes place in “the very early 1980s” in Manhattan, where a group of young, good-looking Ivy League graduates dance the night away in discos. Unlike the characters in “Saturday Night Fever,” who were basically just looking for a good time, these upwardly mobile characters are alert to the markers of social status. New York magazine is their textbook, and being admitted to the right clubs is the passing grade.Read More »

  • Whit Stillman – Barcelona (1994)

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    Before there was Woody Allen’s 2008 Vicky Cristina Barcelona, there was Whit Stillman’s far rawer, less warm and fuzzy Barcelona, released in 1994. Set in 1980s Barcelona, the film explores a period of particularly notable anti-American sentiment. While marketing/sales rep Ted Boynton (Taylor Nichols) does his best to keep a low profile while working abroad for his Chicago-based company, the unexpected arrival of his naval officer cousin, Fred Boynton (Chris Eigeman), throws a wrench into Ted’s plans for tranquil solitude.Read More »

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