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Re: Whit Stillman

#26 Post by knives » Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:55 am

I actually like it more than Metropolitan as his film making abilities have finally caught up to his writing.


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Re: Whit Stillman

#28 Post by domino harvey » Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:47 pm

The pilot is up for free on Amazon for those with Prime. As ever, Amazon requests its viewers to decide what pilot gets picked up, which is a disaster for a show like this. So it will probably not get picked up seeing as how it is the lowest rated out of the five pilots they've posted this round and the top comment is "This is so boring!" Amazon should just ignore them of course but I am not optimistic despite the fact that giving the world an entire season of Whit Stillman dialogue is exactly the kind of thing society needs to average out some of the horrible stuff that's been happening elsewhere

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Re: Whit Stillman

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Re: Whit Stillman

#30 Post by bearcuborg » Mon Dec 29, 2014 4:32 pm

His 3 films of the 90s were wonderful. But I found Damsels pretty joyless, with the exception of Megalyn Echikunwoke. Even his expansion of Disco,
The Last Days of Disco, With Cocktails at Petrossian Afterwards, lacked the charm of his first 3 films. I will get around to Cosmopolitan eventually, as he'll always get the benefit of the doubt from me.

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Re: Whit Stillman

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Re: Whit Stillman

#32 Post by domino harvey » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:17 pm

Alluded to his next project as the Gold Diggers of 2019. Given how many of his tweets lately have been defending/bolstering 30s American Cinema, I think we can reasonably guess what this means..

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Re: Whit Stillman

#33 Post by John Shade » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:55 pm

Please elaborate about what this could mean...(excited regardless)

By the way, I've never seen his Amazon show, and though this is in no way impressive, it would mean I'd seen everything he's done (I used to like to say I'd read everything by Salinger also). Another way of saying this is, it's another piece of his work for me to memorize. Anyway, can I still see it?

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Re: Whit Stillman

#34 Post by bearcuborg » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:33 pm

You saw his Homicide: Life on the Streets episode as well? Unfortunately I don’t think any of work since have come close to his 90s output.

In the past (and I suppose present) Stillman has expressed admiration for Rogers and Astaire movies.

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