June 10

The Age of Innocence

Posted by lori . 3 Comments

Martin Scorsese directed this movie which is based on the novel of the same name by Edith Wharton.  It is a look at the morals and manners of the Gilded Age society.  Newland Archer is engaged to marry May Welland when he meets her cousin, Countess Olenska who has left her husband and wants a divorce.  Newland marries May but is drawn to Countess Olenska.  Visually, it is as lush as the upper-class New Yorkers it portrays.  This is a movie for those who love subtlety.  In this society, every movement, every nuance carries meaning.  This film captures the emotion behind the gorgeous and placid surface.  It is a compelling story and also an interesting social commentary.

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