The Last Days of Disco is a clever, comic return to the nighttime party scene in early Eighties Manhattan from director Whit Stillman (Metropolitan). At the center of the film’s roundelay of revelers are the icy Charlotte (Kate Beckinsale) and the demure Alice (Chloë Sevigny), by day toiling as publishing house assistants and by night looking for romance and entertainment at a premier, Studio 54–like club. The Last Days of Disco is an affectionate yet unsentimental look at the end of an era, brimming with Stillman’s trademark dry humor. —The Criterion Collection
A writer/director whose light, urbane sensibility launched him to the forefront of the American independent filmmaking movement of the ‘90s, Whit Stillman was born in New York City in 1952. The son of a member of John F. Kennedy’s Presidential administration and an impoverished debutante, he was raised in the upstate New York area of Cornwall, and later attended Harvard University, where he wrote humor pieces for the college daily. Upon graduating in 1973, Stillman relocated to Manhattan and began working as a journalist. While in Spain in 1980 for his wedding, he met a group of film producers and attempted to convince them that he could sell their movies to Spanish-language cable television stations in the U.S. The producers ultimately agreed, and Stillman spent the next several years as an international sales agent for Spanish filmmakers including Fernando Trueba and Fernando Colomo. He also occasionally appeared in motion pictures, including Trueba’s 1982 work Sal Gorda and Colomo’s… read more
"Lady, the ostensible protagonist, is a fluffy blonde cocker spaniel with absolutely nothing on her mind. She’s great looking but, let’s be honest, incredibly insipid. Tramp, the love interest, is a smarmy braggart of the most obnoxious kind. An oily jailbird, out for a piece of tail, or whatever he can get." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEUGmWlkJZk
As Damsels in Distress opens, Stillman crisscrosses the City for revivals and Qs&As.
"We're getting older. We've lived through a period that's ended. It's like dying a little bit." - Des We came to the city and we danced. There
As duas actrizes principais, as ainda muito jovens Chloe e a Kate, aqui em grandes actuações memoráveis e que fazem gravitar em seu torno tudo o que se passa em “The Last Days of Disco”.
Confusões… read review
This is actually Whit Stillman’s most accessable film. It’s like hos others talkative exploring the yuppie crowd. Even though it is an esemble piece. It focus is more onthe female characters, this… read review
When will a balls out love letter to the last days of 90s come around? Where’s the hold up? Maybe Whit Stillman is working on that as his next film. That being said I thought this flick was really… read review