THE AGE OF INNOCENCE
With Daniel Day Lewis, Michelle
Ryder, Geraldine Chaplin, Alexis Smith, Mary Beth Hurt, Alex McCowan,
Richard E. Grant, Miriam Margoyles, Joanne Woodward (narrator)
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Reviewed by JB
SCORSESE'S PERIOD PIECE
Scorsese, what were you doing
in plush drawing rooms all lush
A period piece would be your undoing,
absolute proof you are out of your
O, where are the mugs, the "fellas" so
Where are De Niro, Joe Pesci and them?
You're that kind of guy, it's well
Cape Fear and Mean Streets, those
And yet, I confess, I've seen this film
and each time I view it, I like it much
It's not Raging Bull, but still very
and in conclusion, I'll give it stars four.
Just one more remark I'll pass on to you:
Winona's a babe, and Pfeiffer's hot too. - JB
---- John V. Brennan, Sonnet #1, from the unpublished
IAMBIC PENTAMETER AND HOW TO AVOID IT.
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