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Uniform Title Innocents (Motion picture : 1961)
Title The innocents [videorecording] / Twentieth Century-Fox presents ; Jack Clayton's production of ; screenplay by William Archibald and Truman Capote ; executive producer, Albert Fennell ; produced and directed by Jack Clayton.

Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    INN    Available
Edition DVD special edition.
Description 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 fold-out insert
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Physical Medium DVD video 4 3/4 in.
Description digital optical mono Dolby Digital 1.0 rda
laser optical NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Series The Criterion collection ; 727
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 727.
System Details DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1, 16x9) presentation; monaural.
Language In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Cast Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave, Martin Stephens, Pamela Franklin, Clytie Jessop, Isla Cameron.
Credits Additional scenes & dialogue by John Mortimer ; director of photography, Freddie Francis ; editor, James Clark ; music composed by Georges Auric ; conducted by W. Lambert Williamson ; lyric "O Willow Waly" by Paul Dehn ; set dresser, Peter James ; costumes designed by Motley ; art director, Wilfrid Shingleton.
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 1961.
Based on the story "The turn of the screw" by Henry James.
Summary 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).
Note Special features: introduction by cultural historian Christopher Frayling; 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.
Subject Governesses -- Drama.
Orphans -- Drama.
Supernatural -- Drama.
James, Henry, 1843-1916 -- Film adaptations.
Genre/Form Haunted house films.
Ghost films.
Horror films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Clayton, Jack, 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, 1933- 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.
Francis, Freddie, 1917-2007, director of photography.
Clark, James, 1931- film editor.
Auric, Georges, 1899-1983, composer (expression)
Williamson, Lambert, conductor.
Dehn, Paul, 1912-1976, lyricist.
James, Peter, 1924-1997, set designer.
Shingleton, Wilfrid, art director.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): James, Henry, 1843-1916. Turn of the screw.
Frayling, Christopher, commentator.
Bailey, John, 1942 August 10- interviewee (expression)
Francis, Pamela Mann, 1927- interviewee (expression)
McDonagh, Maitland, writer of supplementary textual content.
Motley (Organization), costume designer.
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, presenter, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), film distributor.
ISBN 9781604659009
Standard No. 715515126915
Music No. CC2396D The Criterion Collection

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