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The Turn of the Screw (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | TV Movie December 2009
A naive and sexually repressed young governess is haunted by the ghosts of previous occupants of a mansion.

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Tim Fywell

Writers:

Henry James (story), Sandy Welch (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Dockery ... Ann
Eva Sayer ... Flora
Josef Lindsay Josef Lindsay ... Miles
Dan Stevens ... Dr. Fisher
Mark Umbers ... Master
Corin Redgrave ... Professor
Wendy Albiston ... Baines
Nicola Walker ... Carla
Sue Johnston ... Sarah Grose
Sarah Buckland Sarah Buckland ... Diane
Edward MacLiam ... Peter Quint
Katie Lightfoot Katie Lightfoot ... Emily Jessel
Nellie Burroughes ... Abused Maid
Peter Bygott Peter Bygott ... Ann's Father
Honor Cargill-Martin ... Young Ann
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Storyline

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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghost Story: The Turn of the Screw See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Corin Redgrave (The Professor) is one of four members of his family to appear in an adaptation of the 1898 novella "The Turn of the Screw" by Henry James. His father Michael Redgrave played the Uncle in The Innocents (1961), his younger sister Lynn Redgrave played the governess Miss Jane Cubberly in The Turn of the Screw (1974) and his niece Joely Richardson appeared in The Turning (2020). See more »

Quotes

Flora: [in Miss Jessel's voice] Don't let that damned woman near me. Keep that bitch from me. Damn her to hell, I say. No, no! Go away! Go away! No, stop it!
Dr. Fisher: That must have been horrible , hearing the child say those things about you. Rejecting you?
Ann: No! Don't you see? Now everybody could hear. No one could deny it. Not even Sarah.
Flora: [in Miss Jessel's voice] I say damn her to hell. No! Make that ugly whore go away. Don't let her hurt me. I say damn her to hell. No!
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Era change killed it
20 August 2010 | by Conspirator_SlashSee 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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