Apr 21, 2021
Doomed Bourgeois in Love : Essays on the Films of Whit Stillman
Posted by Mark C. Henrie

Critics have praised the films of writer director Whit Stillman for their exceptionally intelligent portrayal of the lives and loves of the urban haute bourgeoisie His three comedies of manners Metropolitan, Barcelona, and The Last Days of Disco sparkle with urbane and ironic wit In Doomed Bourgeois in Love, the cultural critic Mark C Henrie brings together a coCritics have praised the films of writer director Whit Stillman for their exceptionally intelligent portrayal of the lives and loves of the urban haute bourgeoisie His three comedies of manners Metropolitan, Barcelona, and The Last Days of Disco sparkle with urbane and ironic wit In Doomed Bourgeois in Love, the cultural critic Mark C Henrie brings together a collection of political theorists, literary critics, and classicists to explore the meaning of Stillman s films.

  • Title: Doomed Bourgeois in Love : Essays on the Films of Whit Stillman
  • Author: Mark C. Henrie
  • ISBN: 9781882926701
  • Page: 254
  • Format: Paperback
  • Doomed Bourgeois in Love Essays on the Films of Whit Stillman Critics have praised the films of writer director Whit Stillman for their exceptionally intelligent portrayal of the lives and loves of the urban haute bourgeoisie His three comedies of manners Metrop

    adam

    See, this book has me torn On the one hand, it s a collection of pedantic, over analytical essays composed by middling associate professors hailing from no name midwestern liberal arts colleges Which is to say, prepare to give your facial muscles a good workout from frequent cringing On the other hand, Whit Stillman s three films are among my favorites, and because they are sort of nerdy, dialogue heavy, and literate, they are not the worst subjects for academic treatment And I ll be damned if t [...]


    Ed

    Great insights into one of my favorite directors Whit Stillman who made Metropolitan, Barcelona and the Last Days of Disco This book gives really interesting insights into both the movies and a certain conservative mindset that is so far beyond the current yahooery as to be a different belief system Interesting comedy of manners, the Jane Austen of its day interesting analyzed from many sides in varied essays


    John C.

    Very light insight buried amidst mounds of plot synopsis and quotes Still enjoyed it because Whit Stillman s movies are some of my absolute favorites If you feel the same, there s no reason you shouldn t read it.


    Jonathan

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    Kaitlin

    Secret christian propaganda Good movies, bad analysis.



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