Monday, October 01, 2018

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Newland: All the older women like and 
admire you. They want to help. 
Ellen: I know. I know, as long as they 
don't hear anything unpleasant. Does no one here 
want to know - want to know the truth, Mr. Archer? 
The real loneliness is living among all these 
kind people who only asks you to pretend. 

Martin Scorsese's masterpiece (well okay one of many many many) came out on this day twenty-five years ago. I fell under its spell immediately and have been under it for, looks at watch, twenty-five years. It is, on all counts, a perfect thing. I couldn't love it more. How do you guys feel about it? I know some people think Winona's in over her head but, well, she isn't, and that is EXACTLY how you're supposed to feel about May.


chasm301 said...

I watched it for the first time this summer and was blown away. I watched it another 2 times that same week. It really might be my favorite Scorsese.
And yeah, Winona is great. The central trio is brilliant casting.

Scott said...

I think it's probably Martin Scorsese's best movie. It's pretty nearly perfect. The first time I saw it I thought Winona was a problem and I didn't get that Oscar nomination - but I've warmed to her in the film over time. I think you're right that her work works, in context.