Whit Stillman Reflects on the 20th Anniversary of ‘The Last Days of Disco’

Whit Stillman Reflects on the 20th Anniversary of “The Last Days of Disco” by Joshua Encinias for The Film Stage (May 24th, 2018).

Stillman talks about why Alice was “friends” with Charlotte, his experience in clubs, the sound mix of the film, and his future projects.

Do you have any updates on The Cosmopolitans and Dancing Mood?

I’m working on both and I have another possibility, something written by someone else. It’s the first time I’ve been offered a good script, frankly. I’m waiting for things to settle at Amazon to finish The Cosmopolitans scripts and submit them. I’m recasting what I was thinking of doing for Dancing Mood. It might be called something else, but I really hope both of those things will happen. I also have the chance to, maybe, do a TV series based on the Love & Friendship novel I did. In that there’s a continuation character, Rufus Martin-Colonna, who is a really funny character. So there might be this funny, silly English aristocrat in the 1800s as a TV comedy. Essentially it’s the same character Tom Bennett played in the film. In the novel he’s the nephew of Sir James Martin played by Tom Bennett. But if it becomes a TV show, I would like Tom Bennett to play the nephew.