This time on the podcast, Trevor Berrett, David Blakeslee, and Scott Nye discuss Jack Clayton’s The Innocents.
This genuinely frightening, exquisitely made supernatural gothic stars Deborah Kerr 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, cowritten by Truman Capote and directed by Jack Clayton, The Innocents is a triumph of narrative economy and technical expressiveness, from its chilling sound design to the stygian depths of its widescreen cinematography by Freddie Francis.
- The Innocents (1961) – The Criterion Collection
- The Innocents (1961) – IMDb
- The Innocents (1961) – Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia
- Trevor’s review of The Innocents – The Mookse and the Gripes
- Bosley Crowther’s review of The Innocents – The New York Times 1961
- Tasha Robinson’s review of The Innocents – The Dissolve 2014
- Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw (1898) – Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia
- Trevor’s review of The Turn of the Screw – The Mookse and the Gripes