I was behind on my Classics Club goal to read a classic every other month, in other words, two more classics before the end of the year. I am on my way because by cheating just a little and watching a film of a classic book, I have only one book left to read in 2022.
Director Dan Curtis made one of the classic films of this classic thriller, The Turn of the Screw. Curtis was the force behind the gothic soap opera Dark Shadows. In his 1974 version made for TV, Curtis directs Lynn Redgrave as the mysterious children’s governess in what is now considered one of the “campiest” of the eight versions of the film that were made. It was a pleasurable viewing, slightly scary, but only if you went along with the “sensual, livid-skinned ghosts” and the creepy version of the boy’s attraction to the governess. Lynn Redgrave is at her best, and it was an easy way to digest this classic thriller.
ONE TO GO!!!