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The Age of Innocence
In a world of tradition. In an age of innocence. They dared to break the rules.
Tale of 19th century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.
Film #30 of Project 90
”How can we be happy behind the backs of people who trust us?”
The Age of Innocence shows the kind of glory and emotional strength that you normally expect to see in a Max Ophuls film. Here Martin Scorsese embraces an elaborate style of film-making reminiscent of the sparkling and riveting movies of the classic era, a calm and controlled pace, a story filled with regret, passion, complicated love affairs and characters who are unable to challenge and resist what fate brings upon them. The whole story, the characters and the events may look uncharacteristic of Martin Scorsese but even here and in the midst of the glittering decors and colorful costumes you can see…
Top five Scorsese for me easily. Will write about it at length at some point. Er... somewhere.
Film #2 of 20 Years of Martin Scorsese
It should be noted that I am not a fan of costume films so watching The Age of Innocence was an exhausting and demanding experience. Had it not been for the “20 Years of Martin Scorsese” that I am undertaking, I would probably NEVER have watched this film.
For what it is, The Age of Innocence is not a bad film and is quite possibly, a terrific and unique Scorsese film that sees the man working outside of his comfort zone. With the power of Daniel Day Lewis and fine supporting performances by Winona Ryder and Michelle Pfeiffer, Scorsese has successfully created an accurate period piece that deals into the greed of…
Martin Scorsese does a period drama? Yes that's right our blood soaked,mafia obsessed, purveyor of profanity, made an eloquent, sophisticated and sumptuous looking film that although not normally his thing was intriguing.
A tender,tragic and transcendent performance from Daniel Day Lewis sets the tone of a movie high in quality dialogue with a complex plot-line. Set back in the late 1800's,mostly in New York's high society this features a story of a conflicted man torn between duty and two women. In love with one and engaged to another he goes through a gauntlet of emotions and heartache as he makes sacrifices for the greater good of his families reputation rather that create a scandal. The women in question are the…
The Age of Innocence is beautifully costumed and photographed as well as wonderfully acted, but the story left me cold. It drags way too much and is never very interesting. Pfeiffer, Rider, and especially Day-Lewis save it from being a complete bore. One of Scorsese's weakest in my opinion. 6/10
Even Martin Scorsese can't get me excited about following which rich, uncommunicative, uncomfortably dressed white man is being forbidden - at countless balls and high society dinners - from spending his nights with which rich, uncommunicative, uncomfortably dressed white woman.
The 19th century will hold the title of the worst century ever until the Earth falls into the Sun.
I thought this was kind of boring. I would just wait for Michelle to come back on screen.
In the final pages of The Age of Innocence there is a passage I consider to be, in its purpose and execution, perfect. I believe most readers will know the section I mean. And that passage is reproduced in full, as far as is possible, in the filmed version. It doesn't land in the same way. But then again, it isn't supposed to. This is, after all, an adaptation. Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence exists - in various fonts and numerous covers and traced on digital storage banks all across the world - and it is a lovely novel that makes my heart ache. But this is Martin Scorsese's The Age of Innocence and thank God he knew what…
Newland Archer (Daniel Day Lewis) is engaged to marry May (Winona Ryder) when Countess Ellen (Michelle Pfeiffer) returns to New York following a disastrous marriage. She is shunned by polite society, but May's powerful family support her. Gradually Newland falls in love with Ellen, who is very different from his young fiancée.
This was a beautiful looking story, a beautiful sounding story, told in an unusual manner, but never did I feel that any of the people involved felt any passion for each other. It's a very un-Scorsese Scorsese film, as apart from the 'not being in love' thing I think that this costume drama works well, and it isn't what I'd have expected from him.
THE AGE OF INNOCENCE is a total bore - the kind of movie that exists just to win the Art Direction Oscar. It highlights the perils of adapting a novel to the screen in a few notable ways: First of all, the winking narration that appears throughout, while perhaps necessary to establish background information, is smugly annoying, kills momentum, and egregiously breaks the old "show, don't tell" rule. Futhermore, the meetings between Archer and Olenska feel frequent in a way they wouldn't on the page, destroying the primary emotional pull of the story. It's also nearly impossible to keep up with all the side characters with the book compressed to this length, dulling the intended criticism of 1870s New York…
I really need to revist this.
obsessed with details
a minor love triangle
in love with its era
A truly exquisite and mesmerizing film from Martin Scorsese that explores a lawyer falling for his fiancee's cousin in upper-class society in 1870s New York City as it's one of the Scorsese's most enriching and fascinating films of his career.
One of Scorsese's best films and also one of his most overlooked. Daniel Day-Lewis gives a great performance, as usual, and Michelle Pfeiffer is great as well. Winona Ryder's not as good as them, but still really good.
Am I the only one who thinks this is basically an Ophuls film?
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- The Birth of a Nation
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- The Racket
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Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!