his aim, largely successful, has been to reduce his possessions to those that would fit in a small rolling duffel bag.
Whit Stillman and His Duffel-Bag-Size Life in Paris by Penelope Green at The New York Times (June 7, 2016)
Whit Stillman is interviewed in a recent New York Times article by Alexandra Altra for his upcoming film, Love & Friendship.
What do you prefer about the 18th century?
In terms of almost everything, I think it’s a superior time, for music, architecture, manners, thought. Not the movies. The movies from that time aren’t so good.
Here are some more old vintage newspaper ads from the New York Times. This time they are from Whit Stillman’s The Last Days of Disco.
Back in 1990 Whit Stillman’s Metropolitan played in New York City for seven straight months (as Stillman states in this Official Podcast episode). Here are some New York Times ads I found from that era. Get ready to turn back the clock:
From the archives of the New York Times comes an article about the Yule Log from Thomas Vinciguerra.
Like Christmas itself, the Yule log means different things to different people. ”It’s sort of a symbol of loneliness,” said the director Whit Stillman, who depicted a solitary Yule log viewer in a melancholy scene in his 1990 movie ”Metropolitan.” ”It probably wasn’t a great Christmas for you if you were watching it.” But, Mr. Stillman added, ”it’s a great thing to have when you touch bottom socially. No matter how low you go, if you had a TV, you had the Yule log.”