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The Turn of the Screw

The book The Turn of the Screw was made into the movie The Turn of the Screw.

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Book details for The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw was written by Henry James. The book was published in 1915 by Wildside Press. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

Henry James also wrote Portrait of a Lady, The Wings of the Dove (1902), The Golden Bowl (1904), The Bostonians (1945) and Washington Square (2004).

 

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THE TURN OF THE SCREW is the greatest and most subtle of all English-language ghost stories. H.P. Lovecraft praised its "truly potent air of sinister menace" and "mounting tide of fright" and subsequent critics have argued long and hard over the central "... Read More
THE TURN OF THE SCREW is the greatest and most subtle of all English-language ghost stories. H.P. Lovecraft praised its "truly potent air of sinister menace" and "mounting tide of fright" and subsequent critics have argued long and hard over the central "problem" of the story: if the motifs of the traditional ghost story, in the hands of a master, are used to probe the deepest depths of the human psyche, do the resultant terrors spring from the objective return of the spirits of the dead, or from the fears, memories, and guilt the expectation of such apparitions may evoke? Are there any ghosts in this story at all? James himself might have been puzzled by that question. His own remarks make it clear that what he had in mind was a "sinister romance," inspired by a ghostly story he had heard from an Archbishop of Canterbury. He wrote of the "portentous evil" of the "demon-spirits" in the story, but it was his genius to make them so profoundly mysterious that THE TURN OF THE SCREW will survive any number of interpretations, and go on to chill and delight readers for centuries to come. THE TURN OF THE SCREW was memorably filmed as THE INNOCENTS (1961), arguably the finest cinematic ghost story of all time.

Movie details for The Turn of the Screw

The movie was released in 1994 and directed by Dan Curtis. The Turn of the Screw was produced by Mpi Home Video. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include John Barron (II), Eva Griffith, Jasper Jacob, Megs Jenkins, Anthony Langdon, James Laurenson, Lynn Redgrave, Kathryn Leigh Scott and Benedict Taylor.

 

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