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Doomed Bourgeois in Love : Essays on the Films of Whit Stillman

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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 co ...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published November 1st 2001 by Intercollegiate Studies Institute
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Sep 15, 2010 adam rated it liked it
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 ...more
Jul 12, 2009 Ed rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: kate heeringa
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
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Mar 02, 2015 John C. rated it liked it
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.
Sep 04, 2007 Kaitlin rated it did not like it
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Secret christian propaganda! Good movies, bad analysis.
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