Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Dir: Whit Stillman, 1990 (7.7*)

Definitely a rare find these days: a film whose primary star is the script, and the dialogue in particular - think of Philadelphia Story meets Diner inside Manhattan. If you don't get it, then this film will bore you, but once you fall into the rhythm of these apparently vapid yet interestingly self-absorbed intellectuals, admittedly effete snobs, you realize that you're being shown a unique culture that most of us will never encounter. The style is similar to a 30's parlor comedy, like The Awful Truth, or Frank Capra's You Can't Take it With You (which won Best Picture).


About Me

My photo
Artist, photographer, composer, author, blogger, metaphysician, herbalist

About This Blog

This is our new template: ProBlogger.

These are the individual film reviews of what I'm considering the best 1000 dvds available, whether they are films, miniseries, or live concerts. Rather than rush out all 1000 at once, I'm doing them over time to allow inclusion of new releases - in fact, 2008 has the most of any year so far, 30 titles in all; that was a very good year for films, one of the best ever.

Author at EZines

  © Blogger templates ProBlogger Template by 2008

Back to TOP