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‘Damsels in Distress’ Director Whit Stillman talks about the MPAA and America’s next dance craze

It’s been 13 years since a Whit Stillman movie graced the silver screen. His explanation for his cinematic hiatus was tersely self-deprecating. “It was failure.”

Stillman got an Oscar nomination for best screenplay for his 1991 debut feature “Metropolitan.” The film is a witty, frequently hilarious, look at New York’s upper crust that was more influenced by the likes of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Jane Austen than by the contemporary icons of indie cool like Martin Scorsese or Jim Jarmusch. But, being cool never seemed much of a priority for Stillman. His characters are, by and large, hyper-articulate preppies concerned with vice, virtue and beauty and who lace their conversations with references to people like 19th French philosopher Charles Fourier. Continue reading ‘‘Damsels in Distress’ Director Whit Stillman talks about the MPAA and America’s next dance craze’


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