Barcelona Barcelona

Barcelona

Whit Stillman

 
Barcelona (Criterion Blu-Ray)

Blu-Ray

1 Disc

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  • United States
  • 1994
  • 101 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  •  
  • Spine #807

Whit Stillman followed his delightful indie breakthrough Metropolitan with another clever and garrulous comedy of manners, this one with a darker edge. A pair of preppy yet constitutionally mismatched American cousins—a salesman and a navy officer—argue about romance and politics while working in the beautiful Spanish city of the film’s title. Set during the eighties, Barcelona explores topics both heady (American exceptionalism, Cold War foreign policy) and hilarious (the ins and outs of international dating, the proper shaving method) while remaining a constantly witty delight, featuring a sharp young cast that includes Taylor Nichols, Chris Eigeman, and Mira Sorvino.

Credits

Music byMark Suozzo
Cinematography byJohn Thomas
Edited byChris Tellefsen
Associate producerCecilia Kate Roque and Edmon Roch
Written and produced byWhit Stillman
DirectorWhit Stillman

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New, restored 2K digital transfer, supervised by director Whit Stillman and cinematographer John Thomas, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2002 featuring Stillman and actors Chris Eigeman and Taylor Nichols
  • New video essay by film critic Farran Smith Nehme about the trilogy made up of Metropolitan, Barcelona, and The Last Days of Disco
  • The Making of “Barcelona,” a short documentary from 1994 featuring behind-the-scenes footage and on-set interviews with Stillman and cast members
  • Deleted scenes and alternate ending, with commentary by Stillman, Eigeman, and Nichols
  • Segment from a 1994 episode of the Today show featuring Stillman
  • Episode of The Dick Cavett Show from 1991 with Stillman
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Haden Guest

    New cover design by Pierre Le Tan

Film Essays

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Barcelona: Innocence Abroad

By Haden Guest April 19, 2016

In Whit Stillman’s second feature, cousins Fred and Ted Boynton (Chris Eigeman and Taylor Nichols) navigate an occasionally hostile culture and their own late transitions to adulthood. Read more »

Interviews

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Talking with Whit Stillman about His Places of the Past

By Hillary Weston April 29, 2016

This week, we released writer-director Whit Stillman’s early-career trio of films about the 1980s, including Metropolitan (his directorial debut), The Last Days of Disco, and Barcelona. These . . . Read more »


Photo Galleries


Film Essays

Current_barcelona_thumbnail

Barcelona: Innocence Abroad

By Haden Guest April 19, 2016

In Whit Stillman’s second feature, cousins Fred and Ted Boynton (Chris Eigeman and Taylor Nichols) navigate an occasionally hostile culture and their own late transitions to adulthood. Read more »


Big Screen

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Repertory Pick: Whit Stillman in Ohio

March 03, 2016

This week, the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio, is kicking off a Whit Stillman career retrospective. Beginning tomorrow and scheduled through March 19, the series will run the gamut . . . Read more »

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