Whit Stillman

Whit Stillman: Why I Love Working With Amazon
September 02, 2014

The writer-director of "The Cosmopolitans" talks to to TNR about J.D. Salinger, competing with Al Franken, and the history of powdered wigs. 

Class Notes
March 16, 2005

"The context of [Mansfield Park] and nearly everything Jane Austen wrote is near-ridiculous from today's perspective," one young character lectures another early in the film Metropolitan.  "Has it ever occurred to you," the latter replies, "that today, looked at from Jane Austen's perspective, would look even worse?" Finally available on DVD, Metropolitan is essentially an extension of this rebuttal.