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A Stunning Law Breaker
I saw “The Aviator” a couple of days ago and while I still have Howard Hughes flying through my brain I felt the need to see again another Scorsese. I have all of his films in my collection. I closed my eyes and picked one, just like that, at random. “The Age Of Innocence” This is what happens with great artists, you can always re visit them and you’ll come out of the experience with something new, something valuable. Transported by the sublime voice of Joanne Woodward I took the trip again to discover that everything in this extraordinary universe that Martin Scorsese, based on Edith Wharton work, is not what it appears. Conventions out of the window, breaking every imaginable rule. Just as the characters get off their trucks, swimming against the tide of the times. Scorsese breaks cinematic rules with such artistry that we’re allow to inspect, re live and enjoy a story as old as the world from a completely new perspective. Is as if Luchino Visconti had suddenly woken up with a new contemporary sight to look back with. Daniel Day Lewis is so marvelous that the pain of his predicament becomes more than visual, becomes visceral. For Michelle Pfeiffer and Winona Ryder this was the zenith of their careers. They are sensational. The casting, as usual in a Scorsese film, is superb even in the smallest roles. Glimpses of Sian Phillips, Alexis Smith and Geraldine Chaplin add to the pleasures, making this overwhelming banquet of a film one of the most rewarding film experiences I’ve ever had.
A Mob Family Which Doesn’t Use Violence, But Smiles and Good Manners.
The deliberate slowness of the camera as it moves throughout scenes; the way characters react to one another with little more than glances and smiles and polite gestures who imply much more than what they say; the theme of a rigid society and the woman who unknowingly disrupts it with her “scandalous” conduct; the story of a repressed love affair: this is not the stuff that makes Martin Scorcese films as he’s more known as a filmmaker of aggressive, extremely violent films depicting mainly Italian-Americans in a gritty New York City. However, while the story is upper-crust WASP, the visual imprints are his, and the violence is completely internal, emotional, equally if not more devastating.
Contemplative, but no less involving, is the core of this movie’s visual attitude. With so much subtext just simmering underneath the events told in THE AGE OF INNOCENCE, any other approach would have reduced the impact that its denouement reveals. Scorcese uses a tremendous amount of visual tricks to emphasize what or whom we should look at: spotlighting Pfeiffer and Day-Lewis as they enjoy a quiet conversation during the intermission in a play; overlapping series of fleeting images from snippets of correspondence between characters; slowing the action down for about five seconds in a key scene (when Pfeiffer gets up from her seat, crosses a room full of guests to go talk to Day-Lewis as Woodward narrates “It was not the custom for a lady to get up … and talk to another man.”). His technique forces us to really watch the story, to look for details, overt and covert, since like the opening montage of roses in bloom at the beginning of the credits, this is a movie of deep contemplation — not because of the lush images, but because of the subtle game of tradition which is being played behind the curtains, just out of the camera’s view. Nothing is what it seems, and in the exceptional case of Winona Ryder’s incredibly sly portrayal of May Welland, that becomes true: she knows much more than her character reveals, and when she does so, it’s only with a loving glance. She is aware of her husband’s attraction to Ellen Olenska, and even casually feeds him into it, only to chain him to her at the end when all is revealed and nothing can be done. And this is what makes the movie so ultimately tragic and emotionally jarring: that true love is consciously allowed to be crushed in lieu of family tradition, which is the overwhelming hypocrisy of the people inhabiting Edith Wharton’s timeless novel.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 19 min (139 min)
Genre Drama, Romance
Director Martin Scorsese
Writer Edith Wharton (novel), Jay Cocks (screenplay), Martin Scorsese (screenplay)
Actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder, Linda Faye Farkas
Awards Won 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 33 nominations.
Production Company Columbia Pictures Corporation, Cappa Productions
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo, SDDS (8 channels)
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arriflex 535, Cooke and Zeiss Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 50D 5245, EXR 100T 5248, EXR 200T 5293, EXR 500T 5296)
Cinematographic Process Super 35 (common-top)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)