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The last days of disco [videorecording] / Universal ; Focus Features ; Westerly Films ; executive producer, John Sloss ; co-producers, Cecilia Kate Roque, Edmon Roch ; written, produced & directed by Whit Stillman.

Edition:
Director-approved special ed., widescreen.
Publication:
[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, c2009.
Series:
Criterion collection; 485.
The Criterion collection ; 485
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
Subjects:
Stillman, Whit, 1952- -- Film adaptations.
Discotheques -- United States -- Drama.
Publishers and publishing -- Employees -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- United States -- Drama.
Women -- Sexual behavior -- United States -- Drama.
Friendship -- United States -- Drama.
Form/Genre:
Comedy films.
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Language:
English subtitles.
Closed-captioned.
System Details:
DVD; region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Summary:
Depicts the 'last days' at a disco palace, where drugs, sex and weirdness ran rampant. Icy Charlotte and demure Alice toil by day as publishing house assistants and by night the two look for romance and entertainment at a premier disco club. But, as the disco is closed, they wonder if disco can ever really be dead?
Participant:
Chloë Sevigny, Kate Beckinsale, Chris Eigeman, Mackenzie Astin, Matt Keeslar, Matthew Ross, Burr Steers, Tara Subkoff, Michael Weatherly, David Thornton, Jaid Barrymore, Sonsee Ahray, Edoardo Ballerini, Scott Beehner, Kathleen Chalfant, John C. Havens, Carlos Jacott, Leslie Lyles, Mark McKinney, James Murtaugh, Linda Pierce, Sharon Scruggs, Robert Sean Leonard, Jennifer Beals.
Credits:
Composer, Mark Suozzo ; editing, Andrew Hafitz, Jay Pires ; cinematography, John Thomas
Notes:
Aspect ratio 1.78:1.
DVD release of the 1998 motion picture.
Special features: Audio commentary with director Whit Stillm and actors Chloë Sevigny and Chris Eigeman; Four deleted scenes with commentary by Stillman, Eigeman, and Sevigny; "From the novel" audio only, Whit Stillman reads from his book 'The last days of disco' with 'Cocktails at Petrossian afterwards' and an epilogue, 'Life among the moon worshippers'; Behind the scenes featurette; Stills gallery with production notes by Stillman; Original theatrical trailer. Booklet: Essay 'Pop paradise' by novelist David Schickler.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the James A. Crawford Memorial Fund.
Contributor:
Stillman, Whit, 1952- , Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Sloss, John, approximately 1956- , Producer
Roque, Cecilia Kate. , Producer
Roch, Edmon. , Producer
Sevigny, Chloë. , Actor
Beckinsale, Kate. , Actor
Eigeman, Chris, 1965- , Actor
Astin, Mackenzie, 1973- , Actor
Keeslar, Matt. , Actor
Ross, Matt. , Actor
Steers, Burr, 1966- , Actor
Subkoff, Tara. , Actor
Weatherly, Michael, 1968- , Actor
Thornton, David, 1953- , Actor
Barrymore, Jaid. , Actor
Ahray, Sonsee. , Actor
Ballerini, Edoardo, 1970- , Actor
Beehner, Scott, 1973- , Actor
Chalfant, Kathleen, 1945- , Actor
Havens, John C. , Actor
Jacott, Carlos. , Actor
Lyles, Leslie. , Actor
McKinney, Mark, 1959- , Actor
Murtaugh, James, 1942- , Actor
Pierce, Linda. , Actor
Scruggs, Sharon. , Actor
Leonard, Robert Sean, 1969- , Actor
Beals, Jennifer. , Actor
Schickler, David. , Associated name
Thomas, John (John A.) , Cinematographer
Hafitz, Andrew. , Editor
Pires, Jay. , Editor
Suozzo, Mark. , Composer
Universal Pictures (Firm). , Producer
Focus Features. , Producer
Westerly Films. , Producer
Criterion Collection (Firm) , Distributor
James A. Crawford Memorial Fund.
ISBN:
9781604651799
1604651792
OCLC:
369176262
Publisher Number:
715515048217
CC1829D Criterion Collection
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