The most underrated and underseen of Martin Scorsese’s major works. Like Casino, it combines a chilly, melancholy tone with a playful and imaginative style; unmotivated close-ups, rapid dissolves, and dreamy dolly moves abound. Eccentric and opulent, The Age Of Innocence is one of the director’s most visually dense works. It’s packed with flowers, table settings, calling cards, and other assorted 19th-century bric-a-brac. Paintings and folding screens create frames within the frame.
May 06, 2013