John Bailey on The Innocents’ Cinematography

Inside Criterion / Sneak Peeks — Sep 29, 2014

The great cinematographer Freddie Francis’s brilliant work on Jack Clayton’s chilling 1961 horror movie The Innocents is widely admired by movie lovers and professionals. For an appreciation of this film’s incredible visuals, we turned to cinematographer John Bailey (The Big Chill, Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters). In this excerpt from an interview on our new release of the film, Bailey analyzes a scene, focusing on the sense of “movement and dynamic space” within its CinemaScope frame.