The Age of Innocence

In a world of tradition. In an age of innocence. They dared to break the rules.
In a world of tradition. In an age of innocence. They dared to break the rules.
THE AGE OF INNOCENCE  (15)
D: Martin Scorsese
Columbia (Barbara DeFina)
USA 🇺🇸 1993
138 mins
 
Drama/Romance
 
W: Jay Cocks & Martin Scorsese [based on the novel by Edith Wharton]
DP: Michael Ballhaus
Ed: Thelma Schoonmaker
Mus: Elmer Bernstein
PD: Dante Ferretti
Cos: Gabriella Pescucci
 
Daniel Day-Lewis (Newland Archer), Michelle Pfeiffer (Countess Ellen Olenska), Winona Ryder (May Welland), Richard E. Grant (Larry Lefferts), Alec McCowen (Sillerton Jackson), Geraldine Chaplin (Mrs. Welland), Mary Beth Hurt (Regina Beaufort), Miriam Margolyes (Mrs Mingott)

In 1870 New York's high society, a wealthy lawyer of good standing falls in love with his wife's cousin, a woman of ill-repute.
Scorsese isn't best known for directing period drama, but he does an exceptional job here, perfectly capturing a time of repression and staid individuals. The chemistry between Daniel Day-Lewis & Michelle Pfeiffer smoulders, but the use of voiceover detracts from the on-screen drama.
7/10

Winona Ryder & Daniel Day-Lewis in The Age of Innocence
Winona Ryder & Daniel Day-Lewis in The Age of Innocence
Did You Know:
Daniel Day-Lewis checked into the Plaza Hotel as "N. Archer" and lived there for 2 weeks wearing clothes suitable to his film character as research for Newland Archer.

Award Wins & Nominations:


MILSTEAD MOVIE AWARDS:

Wins: none

Nominations: 8 (Best Actress in a Leading Role; Best Actress in a Supporting Role; Best Ensemble Cast; Best Screenplay - Adaptation); Best Cinematography; Best Costume Design; Best Original Dramatic Score; Best Production Design)


OSCARS:

Wins: 1 (Best Costume Design)

Nominations: 4 (Best Actress in a Supporting Role; Best Screenplay - Adaptation; Best Art Direction; Best Original Score)


BAFTAS

Wins: 1 (Best Actress in a Supporting Role)

Nominations: 3 (Best Actress in a Supporting Role; Best Cinematography; Best Production Design)


OTHER WINS::

Golden Globes (Best Supporting Actress); Bodil Awards (Best American Film); Jupiter Award (Best International Actress); National Board of Review (Top 10 Films of the Year; Best Director; Best Supporting Actress); Silver Ribbon (Best Costume Design, Best Production Design); Southeastern Film Critics (Best Supporting Actress); 20/20 Awards (Best Costume Design)