The Age of Innocence

The Age of Innocence

Directed by Martin Scorsese • 1993 • United States
Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder

No filmmaker captures the grandeur and energy of New York like Martin Scorsese. With this sumptuous romance, he meticulously adapted the work of another great New York artist, Edith Wharton, bringing to life her tragic novel set in the cloistered world of Gilded Age Manhattan. THE AGE OF INNOCENCE tells the story of Newland Archer (Daniel Day-Lewis), whose engagement to an innocent socialite (Winona Ryder) binds him to the codes and rituals of his upbringing. But when her cousin (Michelle Pfeiffer) arrives in town on a wave of scandal after separating from her husband, she ignites passions in Newland he never knew existed. Swelling with exquisite period detail, this film is an alternately heartbreaking and satirical look at the brutality of old-world America.

The Age of Innocence
  • The Age of Innocence

    Directed by Martin Scorsese • 1993 • United States
    Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder

    No filmmaker captures the grandeur and energy of New York like Martin Scorsese. With this sumptuous romance, he meticulously adapted the work of another great New York artist, Edith Whar...

Extras

  • Martin Scorsese and Kent Jones on THE AGE OF INNOCENCE

    In the following conversation, recorded for the Criterion Collection in New York in 2017, director Martin Scorsese talks with filmmaker, writer, and festival director Kent Jones about his approach to the adaptation of Edith Wharton’s novel THE AGE OF INNOCENCE.

  • Jay Cocks ON THE AGE OF INNOCENCE

    THE AGE OF INNOCENCE coscreenwriter Jay Cocks discusses Edith Wharton’s novel and his collaboration with director Martin Scorsese on the adaptation, in this interview conducted for the Criterion Collection in New York in 2017.

  • Dante Ferretti

    In the following program, recorded for the Criterion Collection in Rome in 2017, Antonio Monda, artistic director of the Rome Film Festival, talks with production designer Dante Ferretti about Ferretti’s collaboration with director Martin Scorsese on THE AGE OF INNOCENCE and his approach to set d...

  • Gabriella Pescucci on THE AGE OF INNOCENCE

    Costume designer Gabriella Pescucci won an Academy Award for her work on THE AGE OF INNOCENCE. In the following program, recorded for the Criterion Collection in Rome in 2017, she talks with Antonio Monda, artistic director of the Rome Film Festival, about designing the film’s period costumes.

  • Innocence and Experience

    This short documentary on the making of THE AGE OF INNOCENCE was produced and directed by Laura Davis and originally aired on HBO in 1993. The program features director Martin Scorsese; producer Barbara De Fina; coscreenwriter Jay Cocks; cinematographer Michael Ballhaus; editor Thelma Schoonmaker...