In case you missed Whit Stillman talking about Jane Austen on Radio Boston, you can check it out here.
If you have been wondering about the status of Whit Stillman’s, The Cosmopolitans, wonder no more. Here’s some info the site posted a while back, in case you never saw it:
On July 11, 2016, Tom Grater for ScreenDaily wrote an article on some information picked up about The Cosmopolitans, from a talk Whit Stillman gave in Jerusalem:
Amazon Studios, which distributed Love & Friendship in the US, has commissioned six more scripts, which Stillman is now writing. However, the series will see changes from the pilot.
“It’s been two years since I did the pilot so I’m no longer interested in that story, but I really like the actors and the characters. It’s going to go in a new geographical and story direction, but with some of the same characters,” he reveals. “It’s going to go to different cities and have more adventure.”
Stillman also gave some information about his Jamaican film project. The article mentions two films, but it is unclear what the other film could be about:
The director is also pursuing two feature ideas, one of which is the long-gestating Dancing Mood, about a gospel church in 1960s Jamaica.
Stillman is hopeful that project might finally get off the ground: “I would like to do that [Dancing Mood] first but it’s a crazy project so I’d need investors willing to do something really risky.”
This video has been out for a couple years, but if you haven’t seen the behind the scenes of The Cosmopolitans, here it is:
Commercial for the soundtrack of Whit Stillman’s BARCELONA.
Critics say, “Not since the Mambo Kings has a more enjoyable collection of music been produced.”