Turn of the Screw

Turn of the Screw

Director: Katie Mitchell

Cast: City of London Sinfonia, Mark Padmore, Lisa Milne

     
 

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This BBC film version of Benjamin Britten's darkly dramatic opera The Turn of the Screw (which was based on a novella by Henry James) was brought to the screen by director Katie Mitchell. With music performed by the London Sinfonia under conductor Richard Hickox, this imaginative presentation of the famous work features performances by Mark Padmore, Lisa Milne,See more details below

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This BBC film version of Benjamin Britten's darkly dramatic opera The Turn of the Screw (which was based on a novella by Henry James) was brought to the screen by director Katie Mitchell. With music performed by the London Sinfonia under conductor Richard Hickox, this imaginative presentation of the famous work features performances by Mark Padmore, Lisa Milne, Catrin Wyn Davies, Diana Montague, Nicholas Kirby Johnson, and Caroline Wise.

Editorial Reviews

Fanfare - Paul Ingram
If the work’s new to you, this Opus Arte DVD, which bears repetition, is probably the best available way into its world of sound, images, and dubious passions. Sound-only recordings by the composer and by Bedford are essential listening, but Britten nuts will want this too, for the knockout musical performances.
Washington Post - Joseph McLellan
An atmospherically spooky and musically outstanding treatment.... Mark Padmore is chilling in the role of Quint.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/22/2005
UPC:
0809478009078
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
NR
Source:
Bbc / Opus Arte
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:57:00

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Prologue [3:06]
2. Theme: - The Journey [3:25]
3. Variation I: - The Welcome [4:22]
4. Variation II: - The Letter [3:59]
5. Variation III: - The Tower [5:55]
6. Variation IV: - The Window [9:51]
7. Variation V: - The Lesson [4:49]
8. Variation VI: - The Lake [6:57]
9. Variation VII: - At Night [11:35]
10. Variation VIII: - Colloquy and Soliloquy [8:50]
11. Variation IX: - The Bells [8:20]
12. Variation X: - Miss Jessel [7:10]
13. Variation XI: - The Bedroom [6:58]
14. Variation XII: - Quint [2:05]
15. Variation XIII: - The Piano [4:34]
16. Variation XIV: - Flora [5:04]
17. Variation XV: - Miles [12:12]

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