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A Whit Stillman Trilogy: Metropolitan / Barcelona / The Last Days of Disco Blu-ray
The Criterion Collection
Criterion | 1990-1998 | 3 Movies | Apr 19, 2016
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Three-disc set (3 BDs)
A Whit Stillman Trilogy: Metropolitan / Barcelona / The Last Days of Disco (1990-1998) The Criterion Collection Blu-ray
Over the course of the 1990s, writer-director Whit Stillman made a trilogy of films about the acid tongues and broken hearts of some haplessly erudite young Americans in New York and abroad. Set in the eighties, these films would trace the arc of that decade, led by Stillman’s Oscar-nominated debut, Metropolitan, which introduced moviegoers to a strange, endangered species of privileged New Yorker dubbed the “urban haute bourgeoisie.” Chronologically, the tale continues with The Last Days of Disco, in which, with an earnest wink, Stillman mourns the close of New York’s nightclub era via the story of two young party-going women juggling day jobs in book publishing. Finally, Barcelona plunks down a pair of love-starved upper-class men in a foreign city riddled with anti-American sentiment. At once effervescent and melancholy, these are comedies about the ends of eras, social change as seen through the eyes of reluctant, unflaggingly sardonic romantics.
Director: Whit Stillman
Writer: Whit Stillman
Starring: Chris Eigeman, Taylor Nichols, Carolyn Farina, Bryan Leder, Dylan Hundley, Debbon Ayer
One of the great American independent films of the 1990s, the surprise hit Metropolitan, by writer-director Whit Stillman, is a sparkling comedic chronicle of a young man's romantic misadventures while trying to fit in to New York City's debutante society.
The Last Days of Disco
The Last Days of Disco, from director Whit Stillman, is a cleverly comic look at the early 1980s Manhattan party scene from the vantage point of the late nineties.
Set during the eighties, Barcelona explores topics both heady and hilarious while remaining a constantly witty delight, featuring a sharp young cast that includes Taylor Nichols, Chris Eigeman, and Mira Sorvino.
STREET DATE: APRIL 19.