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Directors MORE DIRECTORS CHECKLIST SERIES - Volume #217 - The Films of WHIT STILLMAN

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Brook K, Jul 23, 2005.

  1. Brook K

    Brook K Well-Known Member

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    Rate 'em, Rank'em, Review 'em, whatever
    Volume #217 - Whit Stillman
    The Last Days of Disco (1998)
    Barcelona (1994)
    Metropolitan (1990)
     
  2. Brook K

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    1. Barcelona - B+ (Witty comedy portraying an "ugly American" naval officer visiting his mild-mannered brother in the titular city.)
    2. The Last Days of Disco - B+
    3. Damsels in Distress - B
    4. Metropolitan - B- (Remember when director's first films looked like a first film? Metropolitan is one of these.)
    Own: 0
     
  3. SteveGon

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    Seen all three. All worth seeing. Has Stillman retired or something? Nothing since '98?
     
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    Same old, same old. Never seen, never even heard of.
     
  5. Bill McA

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    Damsels in Distress (2011)
    The Last Days of Disco (1998) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Barcelona (1994) [​IMG][​IMG]
    Metropolitan (1990) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Seen 4
    Own 2

    Whit Stillmam is the 103rd director in this series that I have seen/met in person
     
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    Seen them all, liked them all.
     
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    Saw Barcelona and recall being thoroughly underwhelmed.
     
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    Last Days of Disco - A- (at the top of my "Comtemporary Movies I Need On DVD" list.
     
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    Metropolitan - B-
     
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    Metropolitan (1990) - 7/10
     
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    ALL RATINGS OUT OF [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (FIVE) STARS

    The Last Days of Disco (1998) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Barcelona (1994) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Metropolitan (1990) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  13. Brook K

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    The Last Days of Disco - B+
    Love me some Chris Eigeman!
     
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    Damsels in Distress (2011)
    Seen 4
    Own 2

    Whit Stillmam is now the 103rd director in this series that I have seen/met in person
     
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    Damsels in Distress - B
    What an odd curio! Feels like I should give this a B+ as it had a line that made me laugh so much I had to pause the film and it had a couple of terrific dance/music sequences. Greta Gerwig is plenty charming in the lead too. Stillman's dialogue still sings in that rhythmic deadpan (though the delivery isn't as strong as in his previous films). BUT, there are just too many dead scenes that don't do enough or are outright silly, and outside of the chief 3-4 characters, the other actors (and the lines they are given to deliver) take way more off the table then they bring to it. Also feels like this was much longer either filming wise or in conception and was drastically trimmed down.
     

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