Whit Stillman


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in Washington, D.C., The United States
January 25, 1952

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Whit Stillman (born John Whitney Stillman) is an Academy Award-nominated American writer-director known for his sly depictions of the "urban haute bourgeoisie" (as he terms the upper-class WASPs of the U.S. socio-cultural elite).

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Love & Friendship: In Which...

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The Last Days of Disco, wit...

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Barcelona and Metropolitan:...

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Cocktails at the Petrossian...

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Amour et Amitié

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Metropolitan: A Novella and...

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“Even at a young age one sometimes recognizes that there are behavior patterns that would simply be a waste of time for everyone concerned, which leads you to put them out of your mind or avoid them until you reach a certain stage of inebriation, whereupon everything is reconsidered again.”
Whit Stillman, The Last Days of Disco, with Cocktails at Petrossian Afterward

“We bring these delightful creatures into the world—eagerly, happily—and then before long they are spying upon and judging us, rarely favourably. Having children is our fondest wish but, in doing so, we breed our acutest critics. It is a preposterous situation—but entirely of our own making.”
Whit Stillman, Love & Friendship: In Which Jane Austen's Lady Susan Vernon Is Entirely Vindicated

“a favourite master, Mr. Grove, liked to say that if we learned to master the semi-colon we could expect to be successful in whatever path we chose in life. One”
Whit Stillman, Love & Friendship: In Which Jane Austen's Lady Susan Vernon Is Entirely Vindicated



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