Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Forgotten Movies: THE INNOCENTS



A film adaptation of THE TURN OF THE SCREW. Boy, was this a great one. Scared me as much now as when I first saw it--on TV probably. The eternal question still is it really ghosts or is it all in the governess' mind? Questions that can never be definitively answered are my favorite kind. What do you think?

14 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Oh, I never got to see this one. Thanks for reminding me, Patti!

George said...

Sounds a lot like Henry James's TURN OF THE SCREW.

pattinase (abbott) said...

That's what it is. I will add that info.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

It is, George.

I saw this when it first came out. Good one.

Anonymous said...

I agree. It's a scary film precisely because of the ambiguity and the impossibility of deciding whether or not there truly is a malevolent force at work. The source novella by Henry James is equally creepy in its own way--especially the last line.

Deb

pattinase (abbott) said...

I know I have the book somewhere but cannot put my hands on it.

Steve Oerkfitz said...

Definitely Deborah Kerrs finest hour and similar perhaps to Robert Wise`s "THE HAUNTING" from two years later, another superb film. BTW Patti, when Pamela Franklyn was all grown up a few years later she starred in two more minors classics that you might like "AND SOON THE DARKNESS" (1970) and "THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE" (1973), both terrific little films with marvelously high re-watchability factors, you`d really enjoy them Patti.

David Cranmer said...

Like Kerr mucho. Just watched her in HEAVEN KNOWS, MR. ALLISON. Brilliant actress.

pattinase (abbott) said...

And, of course, the favorite of most women: AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER. Also BLACK NARCISSUS.

Todd Mason said...

Ever see THE NIGHTCOMERS?

pattinase (abbott) said...

Never heard of it. Will look it up.

Rick said...
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Rick said...

Wonderful screenplay adaptation by Truman Capote.
(Rick Libott)

pattinase (abbott) said...

Now that you say that, I can see the influence.