The Turn of the Screw (complete opera)

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BENJAMIN BRITTEN
The Turn of the Screw (complete opera)
City of London Sinfonia / Richard Hickox / Mark Padmore / Lisa Milne / Catrin Wyn Davies / Diana Montague / Nicholas Kirby Johnson / Caroline Wise

[ BBC / Opus Arte DVD / DVD ]

Release Date: Wednesday 2 March 2005

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Rated: G - Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993Suitable for General Audiences

G :-

"With its short intimate scenes and concentrated lines, the Screw is so cinematic that it's surprising there's only been one previous film. This has just won a Viennese TV award. It's one of the truest opera films to date."
(BBC Music)

G :-

All Regions - Widescreen 16:9 - LPCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - Colour - 119 Minutes - NTSC

Includes :-
-Cast Gallery
-Synopsis

Five Stars (DVD choice of the Month) BBC Music Mag (May 2005)

"With its short intimate scenes and concentrated lines, the Screw is so cinematic that it's surprising there's only been one previous film. This has just won a Viennese TV award. It's one of the truest opera films to date."
(BBC Music)

"There simply isn't a weak link in the cast. Lisa Milne sings one hell of a Governess: bewildered, determined, and wounded. Her performance makes it clear that it is not only the children whose innocence is "drowned". Diana Montague provides an excellent foil to her as Mrs. Grose, and Catrin Wyn Davies makes the most of the juicy but brief role of Miss Jessel."
(ClassicsToday)

Benjamin Britten's haunting and sinister opera, composed in 1954, is based on the famous novella written by Henry James in 1898. Katie Mitchell's atmospheric and innovative film of the opera returns 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.