Britten (1913 - 1976)
THE TURN OF THE SCREW
Richard Hickox, Mark Padmore, Lisa Milne, Catrin Wyn Davies, Diana Montague,
Nicholas Kirby Johnson, Caroline Wise
Written in 1954, Benjamin Britten's opera based on Henry James' tale, written
in 1898, is a story with a sinister undertone. In this film of the opera we
return to the late 19th Century setting of the original story, Fulbeck Hall
in Lincolnshire. The ghostly atmosphere of the music is perfectly re-created
by clever lighting techniques and faded colours of the costumes.
Visual inspiration is from the photographic work of Julia Margaret Cameron,
Munch, Strindberg and the early Spiritualists. The result is a world where the
boundaries between the living and the dead are chillingly blurred.
Running time: 119 mins
Region code: All regions
Picture format: 16:9 Anamorphic
Sound format: Dolby Stereo, Dolby Surround
Menu languages: EN
Subtitle languages: EN/FR/D/ES
Price code: E £24.99 RRP (£17.01 UK Dealer)
Dimensions(mm): W135 H190 D15
Cat. No.: OA 0907 D
Winner Best Fiction Film - Vienna TV Award 2004
- Fully dramatised BBC production.
- Broadcast on BBC Television.
- Advertised in Classic fM, Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine.
RICHARD HICKOX on OPUS ARTE FALL & RESURRECTION OA 0840D PAL/NTSC
LISA MILNE on OPUS ARTE CARMEN OA0866D PAL/OA0867D NTSC