“I knew you’d come”
“That shows you wanted me to”
Martin Scorsese’s The Age of Innocence is an exploration of repressed emotion, at a time where formalities and tradition were at their upmost importance. An excellent Daniel Day-Lewis plays young New York lawyer, Newland Archer, who falls for Michelle Pfeiffer’s Countess Ellen Olenska, the disgraced cousin of his bride to be. An inviting spectacle; Scorsese carefully crafts a universe that existed not so long ago, but feels like a world away, with a delicious detail in production and costume design, with the latter winning a worthy Oscar.
The stunning cinematography and efficient editing apparent in The Age of Innocence is also something to behold, as DP Michael Ballhaus, who also worked…