Deborah Kerr stars as an emotionally fragile governess who comes to suspect that there is something very, very wrong with her precocious new charges. A psychosexually intensified adaptation of Henry James's classic The Turn of the Screw, co-written by Truman Capote (In Cold Blood) and directed by Jack Clayton (Room at the Top).
|Series||Criterion collection ; 727.|
-- Film adaptations.
Governesses -- Drama.
Orphans -- Drama.
Supernatural -- Drama.
Haunted house films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| [Irvington, N.Y.] :The Criterion Collection,2014
|Edition||Blu-ray special edition, Widescreen.|
|Other Titles|| Turn of the screw.
1921-1995, film producer, film director.
Archibald, William, screenwriter.
Capote, Truman, 1924-1984, screenwriter.
Fennell, Albert, 1920-1988, film producer.
Kerr, Deborah, 1921-2007, actor.
Wyngarde, Peter, 1927?-2018 actor.
Jenkins, Megs, 1917-1998, actor.
Redgrave, Michael, actor.
Stephens, Martin, 1948- actor.
Franklin, Pamela, actor.
Jessop, Clytie, actor.
Cameron, Isla, actor.
Mortimer, John, 1923-2009, screenwriter.
Auric, Georges, 1899-1983, composer.
Williamson, Lambert, conductor.
Dehn, Paul, 1912-1976, lyricist.
James, Peter, 1924-1997, set designer.
Clark, James, 1931-2016, film editor.
Francis, Freddie, 1917-2007, director of photography.
Shingleton, Wilfrid, art director.
Frayling, Christopher, commentator.
Bailey, John, 1942 August 10- interviewee (expression)
Francis, Pamela Mann, 1927- interviewee (expression)
McDonagh, Maitland, writer of supplementary textual content.
James, Henry, 1843-1916. Turn of the screw.
Motley (Organization), costume designer.
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, presenter, production company.
Cinemascope (Firm), production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), film distributor.
Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave, Martin Stephens, Pamela Franklin, Clytie Jessop, Isla Cameron.
Additional scenes & dialogue by John Mortimer ; music composed by Georges Auric ; conducted by W. Lambert Williamson ; lyric "O Willow Waly" by Paul Dehn ; set dresser, Peter James ; editor, James Clark ; costumes designed by Motley ; director of photography, Freddie Francis ; art director, Wilfrid Shingleton ; executive producer, Albert Fennell.
English dialogue with optional English captions.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1961.
Based on the story "The turn of the screw" by Henry James.
Special features: Christopher Frayling introduction (by cultural historian); Commentary (features film scholar Christopher Frayling); John Bailey on Freddie Francis (new interview with cinematographer John Bailey about director of photography Freddie Francis and the look of the film); Between horror, fear, and beauty (new piece, cinematographer Freddie Francis, editor Jim Clark, and script supervisor Pamela Mann Francis discuss the making of the film); Trailer. Insert features an essay by critic Maitland McDonagh.
Blu-ray ; region A ; widescreen (2.35:1, 16x9) presentation ; monaural ; requires Blu-ray player.
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded-out insert.