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  • The Cosmopolitans

    Posted by onparkstreet on August 29th, 2014 (All posts by )

    Twenty-four years after the release of his first feature, “Metropolitan,” and two years after the release of his fourth, “Damsels in Distress,” Whit Stillman—the cinema’s novelist of manners, who reveals deep and enduring patterns beneath the shimmer of apparent frivolities—has written, directed, and produced the twenty-six-minute pilot of a TV-like series, “The Cosmopolitans,” for Amazon (where it premières tomorrow). It has a classical setup—Americans and other foreigners, members of a self-anointed social whirl, tripping through Paris—that, from the start, Stillman makes entirely his own, rendering it both contemporary and anachronistic, of the moment and rooted in time.

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    One Response to “The Cosmopolitans”

    1. mgarbowski Says:

      Thank you for posting this. I saw the Amazon announcement which did not play up the Stillman angle and I thought it seemed likely to be slight and vacuous. But having WS behind it makes all the difference in its appeal.