Metropolitan is the only one I've seen. I don't remember a lot about it except feeling like there were a lot of inside jokes going on that I didn't get. The friend who recommended it to me was a scholarship kid at a highly prestigious private school so maybe it meant more to her.
― i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Thursday, 3 May 2012 16:32 (2 years ago) Permalink
it def helps if you find the mention of well-placed Averill Harriman, Bunuel, and Trilling references thrilling in itself.
― Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 3 May 2012 16:40 (2 years ago) Permalink
I don't read literary criticism, I just read blogs about it.
― World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:19 (2 years ago) Permalink
just realized Robert Sean Leonard is in Last Days
― Mordy, Friday, 4 May 2012 19:52 (2 years ago) Permalink
omg these poll results are dead wrong!
yeah metropolitan is the best but i like them all so much that theyre all deserving winners, gold medals all around imo
― Lamp, Friday, 4 May 2012 20:05 (2 years ago) Permalink
who do you think whit stillman's favourite authors are?
― flopson, Sunday, 6 May 2012 03:18 (2 years ago) Permalink
― Mordy, Sunday, 6 May 2012 03:22 (2 years ago) Permalink
― I serve at the pleasure of Dr. Dre and a team of Sorbonne scientists. (R Baez), Sunday, 6 May 2012 03:23 (2 years ago) Permalink
i'd guess oscar wilde too
― Mordy, Sunday, 6 May 2012 03:23 (2 years ago) Permalink
he says jane austen & tolstoy and then some other author/novel that i can't make out at 9:40 here
can you figure that out?
― flopson, Sunday, 6 May 2012 03:37 (2 years ago) Permalink
■The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell (unabridged edition) ■Essay on Man by Alexander Pope■Childhood, Boyhood, Youth by Leo Tolstoy ■Portrait of Max: An Intimate Memoir of Sir Max Beerbohm by S.N. Behrman■The Price Was High: Fifty Uncollected Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
― flopson, Sunday, 6 May 2012 03:49 (2 years ago) Permalink
otm re fitzgerald, his short stories were his best work
― Mordy, Sunday, 6 May 2012 03:53 (2 years ago) Permalink
can you make out what he's saying in that charlie rose clip, mordy?
― flopson, Sunday, 6 May 2012 03:54 (2 years ago) Permalink
― Mordy, Sunday, 6 May 2012 03:58 (2 years ago) Permalink
― timellison, Sunday, 6 May 2012 05:23 (2 years ago) Permalink
"Essay on Man" is awesome for its epigrammatic virtues.
lol "The Price is High" I read as a senior year high school Fitz obsessive.
― Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 6 May 2012 05:51 (2 years ago) Permalink
have any of you read his (stillman's) novel?
― flopson, Sunday, 6 May 2012 17:49 (2 years ago) Permalink
Bought a ticket to see him introduce The Last Days of Disco on Thursday. He's here Wednesday for Metropolitan, which is probably the better film; just felt like seeing Last Days instead. (I've still never seen Barcelona.) I feel like I should wear a bow tie for some reason.
― clemenza, Saturday, 8 December 2012 15:10 (1 year ago) Permalink
Baumbach gets points for Carlos Jacott, a Whit Stillman actor who never appeared in a Whit Stillman movie.
I just want to pedantically point out that Carlos Jacott actually does have the tiniest of cameos in Last Days of Disco
― Panaïs Pnin (The Yellow Kid), Tuesday, 11 December 2012 07:34 (1 year ago) Permalink
that is a pivotal scene
― conrad, Tuesday, 11 December 2012 16:05 (1 year ago) Permalink
I liked The Last Days of Disco more than the couple of times I saw it when it first came out. I probably liked it as much as I can like a film where every conversation sounds like lines being read. Great music, of course, and excellent Demme-like coda.
The Q&A was an ordeal. First of all the guy running it took up the first half-hour--I just wanted him to shut up and turn it over to the audience. Stillman mumbles and rambles--I could barely understand him. (It wasn't the acoustics; I could hear the other guy fine.) If I did hear one thing correctly--Stillman saying that by 1969, black music had disappeared from the radio--his memory is either extremely faulty, or he was listening to some format other than Top 40 radio. 1970-72 was one of the greatest periods for black music on Top 40 radio ever. If he meant that there were obscure proto-disco records not being played on the radio, then I'm sure he's right about that--even though something like Chakachas' "Jungle Fever" was a big hit.
― clemenza, Friday, 14 December 2012 04:10 (1 year ago) Permalink
Watched Barcelona for the first time last night. It has its flaws but I loved it like nothing I've seen in a long time.
despite the fact that someone is shot and there are explosions, it has only the vaguest notion of a plot, just Eigeman and Taylor hanging out 80% of the time.
^This. I guess how compelling this is to you determines whether or not you'll like this...
― fit and working again, Wednesday, 7 May 2014 19:18 (4 months ago) Permalink
barcelona is so good.
i recommend this insane collection of rightwing stillman criticism: http://www.amazon.com/Doomed-Bourgeois-Love-Essays-Stillman/dp/1882926706
― adam, Wednesday, 7 May 2014 19:22 (4 months ago) Permalink