Ep. 349: Whit Stillman • Dave Itzkoff • Dion Baia & J. Blake

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[8 mins. 25 secs.] In the first segment, my guest is filmmaker Whit Stillman (Metropolitan, Barcelona) whose new film Love & Friendship opens in select theaters on Friday, May 13. The film is adapted from Jane Austen’s novella Lady Susan first published in 1871 and takes place in the 18th century, where the seductive and manipulative Lady Susan (Kate Beckinsale) uses devious tactics to win the heart of the eligible Reginald De Courcy (Xavier Samuel). The film also stars Chloë Sevigny and Stephen Fry. Stillman’s book and a soundtrack from the film are also available.

Up next [27 mins. 30 secs.] New York Times culture writer Dave Itzkoff discusses his book, Mad As Hell: The Making of Network and the Fateful Vision of the Angriest Man in Movies, published by Picador.

Lastly, [49 mins. 20 secs.] the hosts of the podcast Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers, Dion Baia & J. Blake. Their current episode focuses on the movie Never Ending Story.

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