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Apr 8, 2022

In this Daniel Day-Lewis Acteurist Oeuvre-view episode we look at two movies from 1993: Jim Sheridan's In the Name of the Father, about mid-70s English-Irish relations, anti-terrorist hysteria, and father-son relationships; and The Age of Innocence, Martin Scorsese's adaptation of Edith Wharton's novel about social mores in New York at the end of the 19th century. We discuss Scorsese's layered examination of romantic love and gender roles, and why Wharton's novel is ideal Scorsese source material; as well as Sheridan's layered examination of what it takes to challenge a corrupt system. If you’re looking for layers and examinations, you can stop looking right now. Day-Lewis brings an array of relevant qualities to the roles, from clownishness, boyishness, and mania to contempt, frustration, and idealism. 


Time Codes:

0h 01m 00s:    IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER (1993) [dir. Jim Sheridan]

0h 42m 10s:    THE AGE OF INNOCENCE (1993) [dir. Martin Scorsese]


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* Intro Song: “Sunday” by Jean Goldkette Orchestra with the Keller Sisters (courtesy of The Internet Archive)

* Read Elise’s latest film piece on Preston Sturges, Unfaithfully Yours, and the Narrative role of comedic scapegoating.

* Check out Dave’s new Robert Benchley blog – an attempt to annotate and reflect upon as many of the master humorist’s 2000+ pieces as he can locate – Benchley Data: A Wayward Annotation Project! 

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