• The important role early electronic music played in The Innocents (1961) Saturday 15 Dec 2018 The important role early electronic music played in The Innocents (1961)
    Henry James' 1898 psychological novella The Turn of the Screw does not make clear whether the unexplained events and manifestations the central character witnesses are genuine or imagined. Film adaptations of the story tend more towards the supernatural. The Innocents (1961) features malevolent spirits but plays with the idea that it could all be in the head of naive governess Miss Giddens. Kevin Hilton dissects the soundtrack of the classic film. Read more...

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