Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Beauty of "Age"

I recently watched one of Martin Scorsese's under-appreciated gems (the 1993 adaptation of Edith Wharton's novel The Age of Innocence) and was struck by how immensely, almost incomprehensibly, beautiful it is. Elegant cinematography by Michael Ballhaus, exquisite (and Oscar-winning) costumes by Gabriella Pescucci and impeccable art direction by Dante Firetti and Robert J. Franco all coalesce to make one of the most visually stunning films I've seen in a long time. Nearly every shot in the film is like a painting that I would love to have hanging on my wall.

Here's just a small taste.


  1. Damian, I meant to comment earlier. I saw this film when it first came out and I was blown away. I have always felt it has bee under appreciated.

  2. I remembered while I was watching it that you really liked this film, Tuck. I even recall getting it for you as a birthday present one year..... back in the archaic days of VHS!