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The Haunting (1963)

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Commentary 1: Director Robert Wise, screenwriter Nelson Gidding, and actors Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, and Russ Tamblyn Rating:7.7/10 (12 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by am1001 on June 6th, 2004:Find all reviews by am1001
Excellent commentary. Facinating detail on shoot, and working with Julie Harris. Lots of honest comments. A must listen if you like the film.
Reviewed by akela on August 2nd, 2007:Find all reviews by akela
This remains one of the scariest films ever made, because of the fact that it implies rather than shows its ghosts, pushing the film into psychological territory and sustaining high tension throughout. Only the weak quality of the soundtrack (no bass, no "umph" during the door-banging scenes) keeps this from being a four-star release. The commentary is pretty amazing. That, after all these years, so much of the cast and crew, plus the always articulate and informative Robert Wise,could be brought together to reminisce while watching is exemplary. The background information never stops coming, with virtually none of the annoying "mutual admiration society" filler you hear on so many cast commentaries. Highly recommended.
Reviewed by yellowcat on April 19th, 2009:Find all reviews by yellowcat
Very good commentary.Robert Wise talks about how he decided making the film and also talks about shooting on location in England among other things.All the actors have something interesting to say,with the exception of Claire Bloom who appears very briefly.The writer talks about creating the mood of the film and it's legacy in time.Highly recommended