Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween night: The Innocents

tonight is Halloween

top of my looong list of 2 films
here is the first one
a masterpiece from 1961

The Innocents

based on a Henry James novella
named The Turn of the Screw
[a download version of the book]
and with a script adapted by
William Archibald and Truman Capote

Henry James filtered for the big screen
by legendary Truman Capote
with Deborah Kerr's superb acting
and directed by Jack Clayton

this is not your common gory bloody
horror film
this is more of a psychological thriller
this films travels along that gray fine line
between the ghost world
and the darkness of human soul

apart from a wonderful darkish
black and white photography
that makes it another visually unique piece
this film is full of excellent moments
of noir literature

for more here
9'45" edit highlights of the film

and have a spooky Halloween!
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