Throwback Thursday: NOW Magazine Article ‘Fine First Feature Whit Stillman’

From the vaults of NOW Magazine there is a great article by Cameron Bailey about Whit Stillman’s first film, Metropolitan.

The article touches on Stillman’s work before being a filmmaker:

Freelances as journalist with Harper’s, Wall Street Journal and Village Voice

Whit Stillman Now Magazine Canada


The time period of the film:

“It’s set in the recent past, although I don’t specify a time, but at heart it’s the late 60s.”


The edit:

“We worked hard to keep the editing very quick, very fast, and to keep the film light and fun.”

2 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday: NOW Magazine Article ‘Fine First Feature Whit Stillman’

  1. Thank you very much for this site. Metropolitan is one of my favorite movies and I enjoy Stillman’s work. I thought that Metropolitan had to have been set in the early 70s since Charlie referenced the movie the Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie that came out in 1972.

  2. Hey Don,
    Phil Gyford started it and I took over the reigns. Glad you like the site and you are welcome. A lot of great directors use anachronisms (I personally enjoy them) and I think this is just another example of that. Remember the Disco Demolition night was in 1979, but it appears in “The Last Days of Disco” which is set in the early ’80s. I believe there was something in “Barcelona” as well that was not supposed to happen during that time, but I believe it just fit the plot, so it made it in the film. To me, these are not mistakes, but rather well thought out and put in to fit the narrative.

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