Whit Stillman is the most exciting, amusing, sophisticated and original film maker to emerge from the states in the last twenty years. He followed up this low-buget gem (with an oscar nominated witty script) with Barcelona and The Last Days of Disco, making a trilogy of moral tales. Since then he has been silent, with reports of projects falling through, which is a genuine American tragedy. Perhaps he is too subtle and literate for our times and the harsh commercial realities of the American system. But, at least if only for a brief time, Stillman's talent shone bright and created a trilogy of American masterpieces that will take their place with the classics.