Age of Consent (1969) was a Biographical - Comedy Film directed by Michael Powell and produced by James Mason, Michael Powell and Michael Pate.
THE AGE OF CONSENT (1932) from Warner Archive: Pre-Code Passion At Its Most LustfulBy Will McKinley on Nov 4, 2012 From Cinematically Insane
People in old movies don?t seem to know how to kiss. Without a doubt, there are plenty of iconic lip locks from the films of the 1930s and ?40s, often accompanied by lush orchestrations that infer burning passion. But characters rarely make out like they?mean it. Classic film kisses tend to be rigid... Read full article
Age of Consent (1969, Michael Powell)on Apr 13, 2011 From The Stop Button
With Age of Consent, Powell bewilders. His approach to James Mason and Helen Mirren?s dramatic arcs is excellent, but then he includes this terrible comedy material. He?s got a bunch of slapstick in an otherwise very gentle drama. Mason is a successful artist who feels like a sellout so he runs off ... Read full article
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A studio version was made with a soundtrack by Stanley Myers. The original soundtrack by Peter Sculthorpe has now been restored. The Sculthorpe soundtrack was the director's choice.
The storyline contains elements of Shakespeare's "The Tempest". Director Powell intended to film Tempest with James Mason as Prospero, and Mia Farrow as Ariel, but failed to get the funding.
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