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.
“Beware of the insipid vanities & idle dissipations of the metropolis of England; Beware of the unmeaning luxuries of Bath & of the stinking fish of Southampton.” #Austen #JaneAusten Come & hear Director @WhitStillman on 30 April @SotonEnglish @FilmUoS https://t.co/Ve7St3CvhK https://t.co/RQBtvQi4Kh
— GillianDow (@gdow12) April 18, 2018