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Turn of the Screw (2000)

Turn of the Screw





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This adaptation of the classic novel by Henry James, produced for British television and shown in the United States as part of PBS's Masterpiece Theatre series, stars Jodhi May as Miss, a young woman hired as a governess by the Master (Colin Firth), a charming but mysterious man who wants Miss to care for his two children, with the unusual stipulation that she have no contact with him. Despite this edict, Miss becomes infatuated with the Master and comes to enjoy her work; the children are good-natured and fun to care for, and she makes a good friend in housekeeper Mrs. Grose (Pam Ferris). But, one day, she sees something strange in the house: the ghost of Peter Quint (Jason Salkey), the Master's former valet, who died under mysterious circumstances. Miss learns that her predecessor as governess, Miss Jessel (Caroline Pegg), also drowned, in an incident that raised many questions, with some believing the Master to blame. Miss learns that the children can see the ghosts too, though most adults cannot, and she fears that she has fallen into a situation of grave danger. The Turn of the Screw was directed by Ben Bolt, whose previous television experience includes the series Prime Suspect and An Unsuitable Job for a Woman.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Nick Dear
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On DVD: Apr 13, 2004
Martin Pope Productions

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Pam Ferris
as Mrs. Grose
Colin Firth
as The Master
Jason Salkey
as Peter Quint
Caroline Pegg
as Miss Jessel
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A psychological thriller in which a new governess sees ghosts and vows to protect her charges from their plots and corruptions. The score was a little overpowering at times, as if trying to make up for a lack of acting ability, but that wasn't really the case. The cast was good, the movie suspenseful and interesting, and now I have only to read the book to see how well it followed it.

Amanda Caswell

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