Something else for Valentine’s Day. Whit Stillman, close observer of the contemporary courtship rituals, has put out the trailer for his new film Damsels in Distress:
First Things has published two notable articles on Stillman: One is an interview with the director from when he was making Damsels . The other is a piece by Austin Bramwell arguing that “Whit Stillman, writer and director of a charming trilogy of films Metropolitan , The Last Days of Disco , and Barcelona is an Oscar Wilde for twenty-first century America.”
I hope that my other First Thoughts bloggers who I know have strong feelings about Stillman—-paging Matt Franck!—-will weigh in on Stillman’s latest. I, for one, am interested to see a Stillman film where the main voices are female—-his three previous efforts have focused on articulate young men.