The Innocents: How To Create Ambiguity | Film Analysis

The Innocents, Jack Clayton’s 1961 adaption of Henry James’ novella The Turn of The Screw, is not only one of the great horror films, but it is also one of the greatest of all films, the key to its success being how expertly it exploits ambiguity. In this video essay, Take Me To Your Cinema analyzes Clayton’s use of ambiguity, exploring what exactly it is, and more importantly—how does one create it?

 


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