The Paris Theatre in Manhattan has unfortunately shut its doors. Whit Stillman’s Metropolitan played in NYC for 7 months and made 1/3 of its gross there (according to Whit Stillman’s interview on The Official Podcast). The minute mark when he talks about the theatrical run and gross is 13:30.
Whit Stillman, Tom Bennett, & Justin Edwards were interviewed after the screening of Love & Friendship, that recently played at Curzon Soho. You can listen to it here on The Curzon Film Podcast. It’s a very enlightening listen, as you get a good sense of how the film came to be.
Whit Stillman talks about The Gay Divorcee and Wagon Master in a podcast for Someone Else’s Movie.
Oscar-nominated screenwriter and director Whit Stillman reaches across the decades to program an RKO Studios double feature: Mark Sandrich’s 1934 Astaire-Rogers musical The Gay Divorcee and John Ford’s 1950 Western Wagon Master. Your genial host Norm Wilner went all the way to the Upper East Side to secure this holiday treat.
Whit Stillman is interviewed in both of these youtube videos. One for a podcast for JasonCritic & another for HeyUGuys.
Both interviews shed light on the making of the film and also reveal the choice of costumes. I’ve heard some complain about the costumes not being Jane Austen enough, but if they knew the period of the film (1790s), they would know that the costume choices are accurate for the time.
As you know, Love in Friendship is in theaters almost everywhere, so check your local listings.
Whit Stillman’s composer, Mark Suozzo, was interviewd The Official Podcast recently. He discusses how he collaborates with Stillman and how they set a tone for the film through music (among other things).
It is an thorough interview and worth a listen or two.