Not a virtuous heroine

I have written extensively about Whit Stillman’s films in the past. It seems he has made another movie about young women, but this time focussing on a woman who is charming without being virtuous; unlike “Audrey Rouget” from Metropolitan, his first movie, who was most clearly the latter.

Carolyn Farina as Audrey (1990):

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An appreciation of Stillman’s new film, Love & Friendship:

New Jane Austen film returns to philosophy of virtue

 

“What’s wrong with a novel having a virtuous heroine?!”

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Julian O'Dea on May 23, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Something which touches on a subject I have written about previously – what happened to the actress who played the virtuous Audrey in the 1990 film Metropolitan:

    http://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/arts-and-culture/g1488/then-and-now-the-cast-of-metropolitan/?

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  2. Posted by Julian O'Dea on May 23, 2016 at 10:56 am

    The link in the above post is to a discussion of Stillman’s new film from a Catholic source. I wrote this a few years ago about the Catholic side of Stillman’s films about young men and women:

    http://www.oriensjournal.com/catholic-sensibility-from-a-wasp-woody-allen/

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