i'd guess oscar wilde too
― Mordy, Sunday, 6 May 2012 03:23 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink
otm re fitzgerald, his short stories were his best work
― Mordy, Sunday, 6 May 2012 03:53 (1 year ago) Permalink
can you make out what he's saying in that charlie rose clip, mordy?
― flopson, Sunday, 6 May 2012 03:54 (1 year ago) Permalink
― Mordy, Sunday, 6 May 2012 03:58 (1 year ago) Permalink
― timellison, Sunday, 6 May 2012 05:23 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink
have any of you read his (stillman's) novel?
― flopson, Sunday, 6 May 2012 17:49 (1 year 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 (11 months 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 (11 months ago) Permalink
that is a pivotal scene
― conrad, Tuesday, 11 December 2012 16:05 (11 months 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 (11 months ago) Permalink