Another ‘Disco’ interview

There’s another interview with Whit Stillman over at Flavorwire, off the back of the Last Days of Disco Criterion DVD. Some good questions, and well worth a read:

Maybe it’s not deserved, but as a director I feel that I’ve lost out on paying industry jobs by being inextricably linked to this screenwriter who’s only ostensibly done one sort of material. As such I’d have a hard time convincing the powers that be that I could do anything else. Directing your own material is great, when it’s happening, but would Steven Soderbergh have had such a good career as a director if he’d become overly identified with the material he’d written? It gets to be a major barrier to having the chance to go off in new directions.