The Last Days of Disco is a 1998 comedy-drama film written and directed by Whit Stillman, starring Chloe Sevigny and Kate Beckinsale.The film follows Alice Kinnon (Sevigny) and Charlotte Pingress (Beckinsale), two young women in the early 1980s who are Hampshire College graduates and work in a New York publishing house as poorly paid readers, who after work are able to enter an exclusive disco nightclub.
The Last Tropes of Disco:
- The Cameo: Characters from director Stillman's previous films Metropolitan and Barcelona make appearances.
- Coolest Club Ever: The disco nightclub, based on Studio 54, is "impossible to get into."
- Creative Closing Credits: The end credits shows characters, people on the subway and even people on platforms in a Dance Party Ending.
- Dance Party Ending: The end credits shows characters, people on the subway and even people on platforms dancing to "Love Train".
- End of an Era: This film, like Boogie Nights, shows characters who had a good time at the end of The '70s reacting to changes brought on by The '80s.
- The Last Title: The title.
- Monster Roommate: Charlotte and Alice drive each other mad.
- Production Throwback: Characters from director Stillman's previous films Metropolitan and Barcelona make appearances.
- Visible Boom Mic: When Charlotte and Alice are walking down a corridor.
- Year X: Set in "the very early 1980s."