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Ted Todorov

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I saw The Last Days of Disco at the Cinemateque Française in Paris on Saturday, and it was presented by its director, Whit Stillman.
For those curious, he said that he was currently working (in Paris) on a novel based on his Last Days of Disco script (but certainly something that will be quite different). About future movie plans, he said that he was done with the Metropolitan/Last Days of Disco/Barcelona trilogy, and would do something completely different for his next film, but at this point he had no idea what.
As someone who loves his work and was waiting with baited breath for his next film, I'm bummed that it may be years before we see it.
Until then we have the superb Barcelona SE DVD to sustain us as well as of course The Last Days of Disco DVD.
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I was excited when I saw this thread's header, but yikes, this tells me almost absolutely nothing new. (No offense intended toward you Ted.)

I'm a little confused when he mentions working on a novelization on The Last Days of Disco script since the novel The Last Days of Disco with Cocktails at Petrossian Afterwards is available and has been for some time.

Actually, this post seems like it has come out of a time warp since this essentially reiterates the meager scraps of info I've been able to dig up on the web over the last year or two. At one time he was supposedly working on a Civil War-era film about the Swamp Fox, but The Patriot more or less nixed that. Last I read was that he was considering adapting the Anchee Min novel Red Azalea. That's been awhile.

And where is Metropolitan on DVD?
 

Ted Todorov

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I'm a little confused when he mentions working on a novelization on The Last Days of Disco script since the novel The Last Days of Disco with Cocktails at Petrossian Afterwards is available and has been for some time
That's news to me, and I'm just relating what he said -- he didn't say that he had finished, much less published it.
Maybe his French is a lot worse than I thought, and it all got lost in the translation going on in his mind :) He did make one comical mistake inviting the audience to be "disgusted" by his film. I think he was trying to say that we should "taste" his film, which is idiomatic nonsense in any case.
I'm sorry not have been more informative, but I ended up learning something new, so I'm glad I posted anyway...
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Mark Pfeiffer

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Ted,
Hope I didn't seem too harsh. It's just frustrating trying to find out new information about his work.
I'm really perplexed about his comments about a novel since, according to amazon.com it was released in August 2000. Here's the link to purchase it. Unless he's planning on doing something different, which, at this point, I would ask why?
(The novel is worth reading as it fills in some areas that the movie couldn't get to. Also, it's told from the perspective of the Mackenzie Astin character.)
There's also a book of essays about his films available. It's appropriately called Doomed Bourgeois in Love: Essays on the Films of Whit Stillman.
 

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Who has the rights to Metropolitan? I would love to own that one on DVD.
 

Ted Todorov

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Thanks for all the info guys!
Last Days of Disco isn't on DVD anymore. I missed it.
I ran over to my DVD rack in a panic, but what a relief: The Last Days of Disco still is on DVD, at least at my house :D
Seriously though, it has indeed gone OOP, but if you want it, just go to DVDpricesearch.com -- I'm sure some e-tailer is still bound to have it. As a last resort there is always eBay.
Ted
 

RafaelB

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Ted,
I want to thank you for directing me to dvdpricesearch.com- I had given up hope that I lost my chance (at the present time) to get this great film on DVD after great procrastinating, but I just ordered it! :)
It's coming from canada, so hopefully, it'll get here before the month's out.
Rafael
 

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