This is the first episode of Season 2 of City Between. In this episode we discuss the 1993 film Age of Innocence by Martin Scorsese. Bruce and Sam talk about the 1870s in New York, elite New Yorkers, interior decorating, Edith Wharton, Edith’s hatred of Brownstones, old Dutch farmhouses, Roman Punch, Daniel Day Lewis, Troy, Hoboken Terminal, Washington Irving, Powell and Pressburger, Wes Anderson, the opera, Winona Ryder, Thelma Schoonmaker, romance, Black Narcissus, and more!
Theme music by Dylan Thurston. Find out more at www.dylanthurston.com.
See interior locations used in the film from the historic Paine Mansion in Troy New York. http://www.castleatf.org/The-John-Paine-Mansion.html
Learn more about the “old Patroon house” in the film, the beautiful Van Alen House in Kinderhook, NY: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Alen_House
Want to make Roman Punch? Here’s a recipe: https://food52.com/recipes/7635-nineteenth-century-roman-punch
The next film in the “Aristocrats” series is Whit Stillman’s Metropolitan.