The Age of Innocence
The Whit Stillman role is "always something that’ll be within me," she says.
Planning to teach Wharton soon, I took another look at Franzen's New Yorker hatchet job on Edith Wharton, and it was worse than I remembered. The critics' darling praises her classics The House of Mirth, The Custom of the Country, and The Age of Innocence but grossly misreads her character and her life.
Don't you just love movies about steamy love affairs? Period pieces that chronicle sexy liaisons are the best, with all of those amazingly elaborate costumes in the mix. So many layers of fancy gowns, corsets and billowy undergarments to wade through in the heat of the moment!
Lolita. Light of my life. Lo. Li. Ta Very Much. If you wonder where my peculiar interests came from, I should have to say