Possibly the most faithful film adaptation of a book ever! May is supposed to be fair and Ellen dark, but it doesn't matter. Yes, the pacing (as in the book) is rather slow; it's a portrait of old New York society, when events happened slowly and no one rushed. A society built on words and gestures full of unvoiced meanings. Simply more than a 'period piece'. If you read the novel first, you'll get more out of the film...
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