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The Turn of the Screw (1999)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | TV Movie 27 February 2000
A governess put in charge of two young children begins to see the ghost of her dead predecessor.

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Ben Bolt

Writers:

Nick Dear (teleplay), Henry James (short story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Caroline Pegg Caroline Pegg ... Miss Jessel
Jodhi May ... Miss
Colin Firth ... Master
Pam Ferris ... Mrs Grose
Grace Robinson Grace Robinson ... Flora
Jenny Howe Jenny Howe ... Cook
Jason Salkey ... Quint
Joe Sowerbutts ... Miles
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A governess put in charge of two young children begins to see the ghost of her dead predecessor.

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

PBS [United States]

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Skruen strammes See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Flora: Where's Miles?
Miss: I'll tell you if you tell me.
Flora: What do you want me to tell you?
Miss: Where's Miss Jessel?
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Version of Nightmare Classics: The Turn of the Screw (1989) See more »

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Interesting Adaptation
28 February 2000 | by robamen9See all my reviews

This was an interesting adaptation of James' equivocal little masterpiece. This production leaned a bit towards the Freudian camp/interpretation.

I liked it. They took a bit of liberty on some of the Jamesian dialogue e.g. Flora's speech to the governess by the lake. Not as many liberties, though, as in "Wings of the Dove"

Note for the pedantic: One surprising bit was the first apparition of Quint; he appears in the afternoon in broad daylight. Devotees of the James' piece and the ghost story frisson will surely remember that this occurred in twilight.


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