Wednesday, 1 March 2006

Catching up with… Whit Stillman

Greg of Begging to Differ provides an update on the whereabouts of writer-director Whit Stillman, whose films Metropolitan, Barcelona, and The Last Days of Disco (which seems to be out of print) rank among my favorite films of the 1990s; I’d have to agree with Greg that Barcelona is my absolute favorite of the three, but all three movies are definitely worth renting.


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[Permalink] 1. Rick Almeida wrote @ Wed, 1 Mar 2006, 5:17 pm CST:

Funny, as I was reading your post I thought, “Man, I love the first and third of those movies, but I’ve just never been able to dig Barcelona.” One tipsy day some years ago, some friends and I had the venerable “Who would play you when they make a movie about your life?” Chris Eigeman was my choice.


This is why you’re a great man. Barcelona was, and remains, absolutely brilliant. I loved it before I started living abroad, but interacting with European expats and some Chinese, life plays out as a series of set pieces from that film. The next time a student asks me why Americans are so violent, I’m going to repeat Eigeman’s line: “We’re not more violent than most people. We’re just better shots.”


Matt wins the award for “best trolling for a sidebar quote” ☺.

Chris Eigeman is a guy who doesn’t get near enough work in Hollywood… which reminds me, I wonder if Too Something (the ABC sitcom he was the lead on) ever came out on DVD?

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