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The Age of Innocence Fun Features

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The Making of The Age of Innocence Documentary

Did You Know?

… that Martin Scorsese appears in the movie. He is the photographer who is taking May's picture in her wedding gown. QuickClip.

… that in the beginning of the movie Archer is looking at a painting of The Last of the Mohicans (1992), another of Daniel Day-Lewis' movies. QuickClip.

… that Joanne Woodward narrates The The Age of Innocence.

The Age of Innocence is based on the novel by Edith Wharton. In 1921 the book won a Pulitzer Prize making the author the first woman recipient of the award

... Martin Scorsese used the city of Troy, New York to portray New York City in the late 1900's. The city prides itself on maintaining and restoring its historic buildings. The scenes in Mrs. Mingott's house were shot in the Paine Mansion which today is the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity house at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The Fraternity brothers proudly offer you a tour of "the Castle" on their website. We thought we'd show off our vast knowledge of architecture and offer you this description of The Paine Mansion, nicknamed "The Castle," designed by the Washington architect, P. F. Schneider in 1894. It is faced in limestone. Its massing and detail, however, reflect the Romanesque Revival style. It is distinguished by a quarry-faced stone facade, recessed round-arched entrance flanked by squat columns with botanical capitals and asymmetrical massing.

... The Age of Innocence won an Academy Award for Costume Design for the meticulously designed period costumes by Gabriella Pescucci

... You can read the screenplay for The Age of Innocence.

... For some there is a longing for the past for The Age of Innocence, for us there is a longing for The Age of Siskle and Ebert. Remember their wonderful over the top commentaries. Here they explain to us that The Age of Innocence was not really a departure for Martin Scorsese that it's actually in it's own way still about violence. The violence of being repressed. And that high society is kinda like the mob.

The Age of Innocence On Location

Grauman's/Mann's Chinese Theater Footprints
Joanne Woodward is just one of the many legendary celebrities to leave hand and footprints outside the famous Grauman's (now Mann's) Chinese Theater.

Joanne Woodward Prints
Mann's Chinese Theater

6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA

Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
In the early 1960's, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce developed the idea of the "Hollywood Walk of Fame." The sidewalks of the most famous streets in the heart of Hollywood were lined with "stars" recognizing celebrities' life-long contributions to the entertainment industry. Receiving a star is still to this day considered a huge honor. Here's where you can find the stars of Winona Ryder and narrator Joanne Woodward:

Winona Ryder
Walk of Fame Star
(Motion Pictures)

7018 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA

Joanne Woodward
Walk of Fame Star
(Motion Pictures)

6801 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA

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The Age of Innocence

Narrator ( Joanne Woodward ):

"This was a world balanced so precariously that its harmony could be shared by a whisper."

When Ellen is being ostracized from proper society how does Archer help her?