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Thread #59418 Message #2291777
Posted By: Little Hawk
18-Mar-08 - 02:05 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Yes, I thought "The Age of Innocence" was a great film all around. Daniel Day-Lewis is always marvelous in whatever part he plays, and everyone else in it was excellent as well. Winona, for a change, played a young woman in that one who at least seemed not to be terribly smart, but she turned out in the longrun to be smarter than people might have suspected.
She's very good for roles in such movies (period pieces set in the 1800s or 1700s or some such time period). She has the right look for it.
The think I like about Winona is that she has almost always been cast in offbeat movies, usually with pretty intelligent scripts, and she has usually played rather complex characters. She has not followed the typical Hollywood starlet route at all in her career (quite aside from that unfortunate shoplifting incident).
Winona is a very interesting character, more by far than just a pretty face. I am attracted to intelligence and complexity in women, plus subtlety. I like a kind of inner strength that isn't blatantly overt or aggressive in presenting itself....but it's definitely there.