Mark Suozzo Interview by The Official Podcast

Whit Stillman’s composer, Mark Suozzo, was interviewd The Official Podcast recently.  He discusses how he collaborates with Stillman and how they set a tone for the film through music (among other things).

It is an thorough interview and worth a listen or two.

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Whit Stillman Won Best First Feature 24 Years Ago at the Independent Spirit Awards

A little more than 24 years ago, Whit Stillman won the Best First Feature award, at the prestigious Independent Spirit Awards in 1991.  A few years prior, Spike Lee won for She’s Gotta Have It, which inspired Stillman on how to make his debut film.

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From an IFC interview by Stephen Saito:

Generally, that’s right — but film history doesn’t strictly respect decade divides. I’d put the early “golden age” as the ten years from 1984 – for a lot of us, the artistic and commercial success of Jim Jarmusch’s “Stranger than Paradise” was the big inspiration, followed by Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It.”

 

Drawings Inspired by Stillman’s Films by Emma Johnson

Wonderful drawings inspired by Whit Stillman’s films, by @creamymcsparklesson Emma Johnson