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The Turn of the Screw (2009)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Horror, Mystery  |  30 December 2009 (UK)
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A naive and sexually repressed young governess is haunted by the ghosts of previous occupants of a mansion.

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Based on Henry James famous novel, this latest version emphasises the ambiguity of this supernatural drama. Does Ann really see ghosts? Are the two children in her care about to be possessed by the spirits of the sexually dubious Peter Quint and Emily Jessell? This is left to the viewer to decide during a bleak yet sumptious 90 minutes of classic period storytelling. Written by Ian Taylor

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Michelle Dockery and Dan Stevens would later star together in Downton Abbey. See more »

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[last lines]
Flora: [to the new governess] There you are. We've been waiting for you.
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Version of Presence of Mind (1999) See more »

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Era change killed it
20 August 2010 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

I hated the 20's costumes, this just NEEDS the fancy Victorian clothing! Also, automobiles? Stupid frame story? And using Voice Of The Legion, one of the worst horror tropes? No match to The Innocents - that was perfectly creepy and beautiful (Miles could have been prettier, but otherwise everything as it should be).

Here? Meh. Adding random new characters was unnecessary.

Music - can't even recall it. Go for the opera if you want the REAL music of this, also, Britten understood a lot more than this movie's director. It was not just about *possessing* children. It was more, at least in the case of Quint/Miles.


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