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The age of innocence / Columbia Pictures presents ; a Cappa/De Fina production ; a Martin Scorsese picture ; screenplay by Jay Cocks & Martin Scorsese ; produced by Barbara De Fina ; directed by Martin Scorsese.

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General Note:
Based upon the novel by Edith Wharton.
Special features: Filmographies [text feature]; Theatrical trailers (12 min.).
Formatted Contents Note:
Start -- Welland box -- Annual opera ball -- Mrs. Mingott -- Van der Luydens -- Duke of St. Austrey dinner -- Asking for his help -- Flower shop -- Aviary -- Talking business -- Shaughraun -- What's she running from -- "Is there someone else?" -- "There's another woman." -- European honeymoon -- Newport Archery Club -- Blenker house -- Boston Common -- Why the Countess stays -- Beaufort finances -- In the carriage -- Art museum -- Key to his release -- Something important to say -- Farewell dinner -- May's news -- In Paris -- Outside the apartment.
Restrictions on Access Note:
For private home use only.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Michael Ballhaus ; production designer, Dante Ferretti ; editor, Thelma Schoonmaker ; costume designer, Gabriella Pescucci ; music, Elmer Bernstein ; title sequence by Elaine & Saul Bass.
Participant or Performer Note:
Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder, Geraldine Chaplin, Michael Gough, Richard E. Grant, Mary Beth Hurt, Robert Sean Leonard, Norman Lloyd, Miriam Margolyes, Alec McCowen, Siân Phillips, Jonathan Pryce, Alexis Smith, Stuart Wilson; narrator, Joanne Woodward.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1993.
Summary, etc.:
In New York City in the 1870s, a rigid social code governs how people talk, walk, meet, part, dine, earn their livings, fall in love, and marry. Not a word of the code is written down anywhere, but these people have been studying it since they were born. In this elegant milieu, marriages, like treaties between nations, exist to provide for the orderly transmission of wealth; scions of old and rich families understand that their personal desires have no place in the design. One such is Newland Archer, engaged to marry pretty young May Welland. When he becomes entranced with May's cousin Ellen, the notorious Countess Olenska, every member of that class mobilizes to prevent Archer from doing anything that threatens their needs.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Rated PG for thematic elements and some mild language.
System Details Note:
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby surround or Dolby digital; widescreen presentation preserving the 2.35:1 aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition.
Language Note:
In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, or Thai; closed-captioned.
Awards Note:
5 Oscars: Best art direction, best music, best supporting actress, best writing - screenplay based on material from another medium, best costume design, 1993
Subject: Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937 > Film adaptations.
Love > Drama.
Single women > Drama.
Young men > Drama.
Women > Conduct of life > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > Drama.
Women > Social conditions > Drama.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) > Drama.
Social classes > Drama.
Upper class > New York (State) > New York > Drama.
New York (N.Y.) > Drama.
New York (N.Y.) > Social life and customs > 19th century > Drama.
United States > Social conditions > 19th century > Drama.
United States > Social life and customs > 19th century > Drama.
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Romance films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.

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