Old Hollywood
Cinema
1900-1979

Nostalgia is a seductive liar - George Wildman Ball
The Haunting (1963, dir. Robert Wise)

The Haunting (1963, dir. Robert Wise)

The Haunting (1963, dir. Robert Wise, based on Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House)
“An evil old house - the kind some people call ‘haunted’ - is like an  undiscovered country waiting to be explored. Hill House had stood for  90 years and might stand for 90 more. Silence lay steadily against the  wood and stone of Hill House and whatever walked there…walked alone.”
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The Haunting (1963, dir. Robert Wise, based on Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House)

“An evil old house - the kind some people call ‘haunted’ - is like an undiscovered country waiting to be explored. Hill House had stood for 90 years and might stand for 90 more. Silence lay steadily against the wood and stone of Hill House and whatever walked there…walked alone.”

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Julie Harris & Richard Johnson in The Haunting (1963, dir. Robert Wise)
"It was a house without kindness, never meant to be lived in, not a fit place for people or for love or for hope. Exorcism cannot alter the countenance of a house; Hill House would stay as it was until it was destroyed."
- Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House (1959)

Julie Harris & Richard Johnson in The Haunting (1963, dir. Robert Wise)

"It was a house without kindness, never meant to be lived in, not a fit place for people or for love or for hope. Exorcism cannot alter the countenance of a house; Hill House would stay as it was until it was destroyed."

- Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House (1959)

Humphrey Searle - The History of Hill House (The Haunting: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - 2000 re-recording of 1963 score)

Julie Harris in The Haunting (1963, dir. Robert Wise)
“Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so for eighty years and might stand for eighty more. Within, walls continued upright, bricks met neatly, floors were firm, and doors were sensibly shut. Silence lay steadily against the wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever walked there, walked alone.”
-Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House (1959)
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Julie Harris in The Haunting (1963, dir. Robert Wise)

“Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so for eighty years and might stand for eighty more. Within, walls continued upright, bricks met neatly, floors were firm, and doors were sensibly shut. Silence lay steadily against the wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever walked there, walked alone.”

-Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House (1959)

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Julie Harris & Richard Johnson in The Haunting (1963, dir. Robert Wise) (via)

Julie Harris & Richard Johnson in The Haunting (1963, dir. Robert Wise) (via)

Humphrey Searle - The History of Hill House (The Haunting: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - 2000 re-recording of 1963 score)

Julie Harris in The Haunting (1963, dir. Robert Wise) (via)
"The house was vile. She shivered and thought, the words coming freely into her mind, Hill House is vile, it is diseased; get away from here at once.”
-Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House (1959)

Julie Harris in The Haunting (1963, dir. Robert Wise) (via)

"The house was vile. She shivered and thought, the words coming freely into her mind, Hill House is vile, it is diseased; get away from here at once.

-Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House (1959)