Friday, December 16, 2011

Day 14

Movie: The Last Days of Disco
Starring: Chloe Sevigny, Chris Eigeman,
Genre: Comedy, Drama,
Year: 1998
Format: VHS

Plot: A group of friends find themselves spending their nights hanging out in a club in the heart of New York during the early 1980's.

This is the third film in the Whit Stillman trilogy.  But the time line plants it before the first and second films.

We see the two lead females as the classic frenemies, only one doesn't even realize she's in this sort of friendship until it's too late and her best friend has stolen her boyfriend.

One of my favourite sub-themes in the film, is the essay-ish breakdowns of the Disney cartoons by the leads. {how Bambi is connected to the early environmental movement, how Lady and the Tramp instills in girls the idea of falling for the bad boy }
The film frames up how the transition from college to real world can be an eye opener for so many who think they know who they are and what they want; but haven't figured it out yet. 

What do I think I learned from this film?
It's very easy to fall into social traps when looking to establish your own identity. Being part of the pack can only take you so far. And sometimes a conflict of interest can be a blessing in disguise.

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