Posted by Bill R on April 03, 1998 at 10:22:27:
In Reply to: Re: The Age of Innocence - Bridges of Madison County posted by Marcia on April 03, 1998 at 09:52:28:
: Not in my book. Though I liked Bridges somewhat, it can't compare to Age as far as Chickflickhood goes. At least people actually "did the deed" in it...in Age, the main characters just suffer exquisitely, and all because of the suffocating mores of the time. They could have made entirely different decisions about their futures, but it was inconceivable to them that they could defy convention & make their own choices in life.
Hey! I don't know exactly what time frame you are speaking of here, but I can't think of ANY time frame when men and women were so constrained by society that they didnt find a way! Nor can I think of any time frame where "the deed" would not happen....maybe there was a lot of repressive guilt afterward, but you cant stop men and women from being men and women. If this movie says they are so much in love....it eats them up...and because of the mores of society they repress it all....it did not happen....then I would say it was THIS movie which is full of bull! The "deed" happened all the time in every time and place. The only difference was in how society looked at "the deed". For all the straight laced nature of the Victorian Age, there was an awful lot of "foolin around" going on. Books like Dracula and Jekyl and Hyde (Lainey pay attention here...or are you over your personality disorder?).....were the way in which authors of that time described the repressed (and still active) sexual nature of the times.
: As for Bridges being miscast, I thought Meryl did her usual competent job...but the sight of Clint Eastwood sans shirt will haunt my nightmares for the rest of my life! *me, shuddering & blanching at the rememberance, even now!* I'll take Newland
Well then you sure as HECK don't want ME taking my shirt off this summer no matter HOW hot it is! You would probably go into fits, foam at the mouth, and throw yourself off the cliff to escape the image! Some women like older men ya know......not many mind you.....but some. And thank God they do!
Archer, who was positively beautiful IMHO, any day...in spite of Carol's scathing review (Bad Carol! Insensitive Carol!). The movie did receive very high critical acclaim, so a lot of people must have enjoyed it as much as I. And I still think the scene where he kisses her wrist one of the most beautiful I've ever watched. Positively heart-stopping. But then, I freely admit, I could watch a film where the only action is Daniel Day-Lewis breathing for 2 hours, and be perfectly happy with the movie. Color me smitten.
I would prefer to color you Obsessed!!! DDL is very lucky there is 3000 miles of water between himself and our Marcia!
Billy being bad again.
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