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


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#1 of 15 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted July 23 2005 - 01:01 AM

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Volume #217 - Whit Stillman

The Last Days of Disco (1998)
Barcelona (1994)
Metropolitan (1990)

2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#2 of 15 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted July 23 2005 - 01:04 AM

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


2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#3 of 15 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted July 23 2005 - 01:18 AM

Seen all three. All worth seeing. Has Stillman retired or something? Nothing since '98?

#4 of 15 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted July 23 2005 - 03:52 AM

Same old, same old. Never seen, never even heard of.
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#5 of 15 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted July 23 2005 - 05:00 AM

Damsels in Distress (2011) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

The Last Days of Disco (1998) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Barcelona (1994) Posted ImagePosted Image
Metropolitan (1990) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)

Seen 4
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Whit Stillmam is the 103rd director in this series that I have seen/met in person


       

#6 of 15 OFFLINE   Elizabeth S

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Posted July 23 2005 - 06:56 AM

Seen them all, liked them all.

#7 of 15 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted July 23 2005 - 07:14 AM

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Posted July 23 2005 - 10:02 AM

Saw Barcelona and recall being thoroughly underwhelmed.

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Posted July 23 2005 - 02:49 PM

Last Days of Disco - A- (at the top of my "Comtemporary Movies I Need On DVD" list.
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#10 of 15 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted April 01 2006 - 07:41 PM

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Metropolitan - B-
2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#11 of 15 OFFLINE   Martin Teller

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Posted November 29 2006 - 07:53 AM

Metropolitan (1990) - 7/10

#12 of 15 OFFLINE   Brian.L

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Posted January 08 2007 - 03:57 PM


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#13 of 15 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted November 03 2009 - 05:47 AM

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The Last Days of Disco - B+

Love me some Chris Eigeman!
2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#14 of 15 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted September 25 2011 - 11:42 AM

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Damsels in Distress (2011) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image


Seen 4
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Whit Stillmam is now the 103rd director in this series that I have seen/met in person 







       

#15 of 15 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted September 27 2012 - 06:19 PM

Updated: 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.
2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+




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