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Last Days of Disco loosely depicts the "last days" at a disco palace, where drugs, sex and weirdness ran rampant. The story centers around a group of friends who frequent the disco and each other. All the characters are searching for something to make their lives more fulfilling. Some are searching for everlasting love and some are just wanting something different. As the disco is closed, they all wonder can disco ever really be dead? Written by
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The unemployment office Des visits to file his unemployment insurance claim was located at 247 West 54th Street which is literally across the street (254 West 54th Street) from the real Studio 54 (the legendary nightclub which serves as the model for the club in this film). Although it no longer serves as a nightclub and now serves as an off-Broadway theater (Roundabout Theatre Company) the doors at the main entrance of the original nightclub still remain as a testament of its iconic history. In early 2012, the building where the unemployment office was located was torn down in order to make way for a new high-rise condominium. See more »
In the background of the street scenes you can see car models made in the 90's not 80's. See more »
Good but not great, worth seeing once, but probably not twice.
This was my first Whit Stillman film, and although I wasn't awestruck, I was interested enough to want to check out his other works (Metropolitan, Barcelona). I liked Charlotte's character at first, but she seemed to become more and more bitchy as the movie progressed. I enjoyed the development of her relationship with Alice, although I think that Holly's character could have been a little more developed. Perhaps I was just tired, or maybe it's just my eyesight going, or maybe it was just the fashion of the early 80's, but I found several of the male characters similar enough in appearance that I had trouble distinguishing them as the film progressed. Jimmy Stillman's commentary near the end about how disco will never truly die was very well done, and rings true in my ears, and is evidenced by the very existence of the movie. All in all, I enjoyed it, and I might watch it again to further analyse it for my own benefit, but I doubt I'll ever count it as a favorite film.
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