Also an older interview of Stillman by Jessica Ellicott for SBS in which Stillman talks about the making of Love & Friendship, plus a vague idea for film with Kate Beckinsale.
‘The director of ‘Love & Friendship’ on adapting Jane Austen, classic Hollywood comedies and “doing justice” to much loved classics’ by Jessica Ellicott for SBS, (July 14, 2016).
Yes, but very likable in the same charming way that Lady Susan is in your film. Do you think there could have been a Golden Age of Hollywood version of Love & Friendship?
I don’t know, I suppose so. They would normally put this kind of story in a present-day setting. I’m not sure what they would have done with a period setting. But actually, Kate and I are both very interested in doing a ’30s flavoured film, so I think you’re right that those could be inspirations.
Xavier Samuel (Sir Reginald DeCourcy) will be at the preview for Love & Friendship in Sydney, on July 13th.
— Whit Stillman (@WhitStillman) July 4, 2016
Love & Friendship.
Sydneysiders can catch a special Q&A preview screening of Love & Friendship with Aussie actor Xavier Samuel next week at the Cremorne Orpheum.
Love & Friendship sees Academy Award nominated filmmaker Whit Stillman (Metropolitan, The Last Days of Disco) direct his own adaptation of Jane Austen’s early novella Lady Susan.
Whit Stillman’s ‘Metropolitan’ is streaming on Australian Netflix.
Whit Stillman’s The Last Days of Disco is available Down Under on BigPond in Australia.
From their site:
Whit Stillman masterfully directs the final film of his “doomed bourgeois in love” trilogy with witty insight into the desires and delusions of a young upper class. Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny star as friends and roommates who must deal with the changing dynamics of their social group at the end of the disco era. Beckinsale is brilliant as the spiteful, sexy, and sad Charlotte in this film about finding fulfillment in a changing world.